Recent community and environment stories
03 Dec 2014
Corporate Responsibility Christmas Market
We held our annual Corporate Responsibility Christmas Reception this evening. This brought together all of our charity and community partners and existing and potential volunteers to celebrate their achievements over the last year.
Our charity partners hosted Christmas Market stalls for guests to find out more about what they do and there were plenty of games and quizzes to keep everyone entertained. Music was provided by Central Foundation Boys' School's choir, string quartet and band.
19 Nov 2014
Recognition at the Business Energy Challenge Awards
We won a Silver Award at The London Mayor's Business Energy Challenge, held at City Hall, in recognition of the reduction of our energy use at One Bunhill Row.
The London Mayor's Business Energy Challenge reception seeks to bring businesses together to reduce energy use in London and to celebrate their work to cut carbon intensity of their London portfolios.
Carol Frost and Allan Fitzgerald, two members of our Environment Committee, joined some of the capital's most prominent business leaders who highlighted how they are committed to positioning London as a world leader in sustainability.
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.