Recent community and environment stories
29 Jul 2015
Data Protection masterclass
Lawyers from our Compliance Team delivered a workshop providing an overview of data protection guidelines for several of our charity partners. The session focused on the key areas of legislation applicable to charities and helped them to understand how to avoid some common pitfalls. The workshop was delivered as part of our CoRe Programme that aims to help build charities' capacity.
27 Jul 2015
Legal Social Mobility Partnership quadruples in size
For the second year, we are taking part in the Legal Social Mobility Partnership Work Insights and Skills Programme which aims to widen access to legal profession. Seven students, who spent a week's work experience at Slaughter May, will join almost 100 others this week who will visit five organisations to gain an insight into both private practice and in-house legal careers.
15 Jul 2015
Pastry masterclass for local charity
We were delighted when the firm's in-house BaxterStory pastry chef Sharon Johnson kindly volunteered to impart her skills to members of the Union Chapel Margins Cafe project. One of the firm's supported charities, the organisation provides vital support services to people facing homelessness, crisis and isolation in Islington and training towards gaining employment.
03 Jul 2015
Today we launched our UCAS Project at Central Foundation Boys' School. Over 30 volunteers from across the firm are working with small groups of Year 12 students to help them draft and structure their personal statements for UCAS applications.
The project supports the whole Year 12 cohort (98 students) and forms part of the school's Central Futures Programme which helps students decide on the right pathway for them after leaving Sixth Form.
We have been running the UCAS Project for a number of years and last year, over a third of students mentored in the programme received offers from Russell Group universities, including an offer from Oxbridge.
24 Jun 2015
'Bike to Brussels' for Refuge
53 volunteers were involved in our 'London to Brussels' spinathon today to raise money for our charity partner, Refuge. Our volunteer cyclists were given only 15 minutes to cycle as far as they could to clock-up the 200 mile distance from London to Brussels.
We are delighted to announce that we surpassed our target by cycling a combined total of 429 miles (more than enough to cycle to Brussels and back!) and raised £605 for Refuge.
10 Jun 2015
Over 5% of our staff donate through Payroll Giving
We are pleased to have received a Silver Payroll Giving Quality Mark from Charities Aid Foundation. This is awarded to organisations where over 5% of staff donate to charity through Payroll Giving.