Recent community and environment stories
09 Oct 2014
Award winners for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility
We won the Legal Sector Alliance Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility at the Law Society 2014 Excellence Awards.
This award recognises firms that demonstrate their commitment to the environment with a proactive environmental strategy and evidence of impact. Last year, we cut our energy use by 40% - seven years ahead of schedule.
01 Oct 2014
Key Project recognised by Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards
We won a prestigious Dragon Award from the City of London, hosted by the Lord Mayor at Mansion House, for our flagship social mobility programme, the Key Project.
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24 Sep 2014
Proms concert to raise money for Refuge
Extending the Proms season, our concert was our first fundraising event for our employee-voted charity Refuge. The evening was a huge success raising over £600 for the charity.
Associates, trainees, business services staff and our suppliers took to the stage to deliver incredible performances and the evening was closed with a speech by our Senior Partner, Chris Saul.
23 Sep 2014
Legal Social Mobility Programme Graduation Ceremony
Hosted by Microsoft, the Legal Social Mobility Partnership (LSMP) Graduation Ceremony brought together the 20 students, representatives from the law firms and commercial partners involved to celebrate the first LSMP work experience programme. Students had the chance to network before the ceremony which saw them speak about their experiences while on programme and receive a certificate to recognise their efforts.
The LSMP is a collaboration of over 10 organisations, including four leading law firms and their clients, working together to provide high quality work experience and insight into the legal profession. The six students from our partner school, Central Foundation Boys' School, joined 14 others from three other London schools.
29 Jul 2014
Launch of Legal Social Mobility Partnership
As part of the Legal Social Mobility Partnership (LSMP) work experience programme, six students from Central Foundation Boys' School will spend a day at ITV, Harlequins Rugby, Microsoft, MTV and Yahoo! this week following a week's work experience with us.
The LSMP is a collaboration of over 10 organisations, including four leading law firms and their clients, working together to provide high quality work experience and insight into the legal profession. The six Central Foundation students will join 14 others from three other London schools.
The LSMP was developed following a joint initiative between Slaughter and May and ITV last year which saw students spend a week at the firm working on a mock legal task for ITV followed by two days with ITV's in-house legal team.
24 Jun 2014
St. Luke's Primary School visit
This morning, we were joined by 21 students from St Luke's Primary School (from Years 2 to 6) for their annual visit to the firm. The students, all on our Literacy Scheme, were given a tour of our London office by their reading partner volunteer, completed a themed wordsearch and enjoyed some lunch and cake in our staff restaurant!