Recent community and environment stories

  • 06 Aug 2014

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    Shortlisted - LSA Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility

    We are pleased to be shortlisted in the Law Society's 2014 Legal Sector Alliance Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility. The award highlights our efforts to tackle energy use. Our target to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2020 has been achieved in the area of energy use, seven years early. The winner will be announced on 9 October 2014 in London.


    29 Jul 2014

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    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

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    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 word search and enjoyed some lunch and cake in our staff restaurant!


    23 Jun 2014

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    How the City Works

    A group of AS Economics students from Central Foundation Boys' School spent the afternoon learning about how the City works in an interactive workshop based on coffee trading.

    We partnered with Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) to deliver the session which was led by Slaughter and May associates Harry Bacon and Simon Tysoe, and one of BTMU's in-house lawyers, Charlie Jenkins.

    The students explored the goals and risks associated with being the various market players (growers, buyers and financiers) in the context of trading coffee, as well as learning about how a law firm and a bank work together.


    13 Jun 2014

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    UCAS mentoring scheme launch

    We launched our UCAS mentoring scheme at Central Foundation Boys' School today. Twenty of our volunteers spent the morning with small groups of Year 12 students to help them with the personal statement aspect of their university application.

    Our volunteers will work with the students over the next few months to help them tailor and improve their personal statements, ready to submit their applications by late September. Volunteers include trainees, associates, Business Services staff and our Senior Partner, Chris Saul.


    02 Jun 2014

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    'Big Tick' 2014 awarded for the Key Project

    Slaughter and May has been awarded a prestigious 'Big Tick', in the education category, for the Key Project as part of Business in the Community's responsible business awards.

    The firm's work with Central Foundation Boys' School and educational charity The Access Project was recognised for the positive impact it made to help disadvantaged students achieve places at top universities. Since the launch of the project at the start of 2012, 14 students have met their offers from Russell Group universities compared to none in the previous three years.


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