Recent community and environment stories
18 Jan 2016
CV Skills for Central Foundation Students
Last week Grace Campbell and Harry McEnaney from the firm’s HR team delivered a workshop on CVs and cover letters to 32 Year 12 students from our longstanding partner, Central Foundation Boys’ School (CFBS). CFBS students learnt about what to include in a CV and cover letter, common mistakes to avoid and how to “sell” their skills to a potential employer.
This was the second in a series of workshops and presentations to CFBS students who will be offered the opportunity to undertake work experience in a variety of legal and non-legal departments in the firm. The project forms part of the firm’s PRIME commitment to broaden access to high quality legal work experience.
06 Jan 2016
Workshop for Central Foundation Students
Volunteers from our Business Services teams presented to 27 Year 12 students from our longstanding partner, Central Foundation Boys’ School (CFBS). Each team delivered an insight into their work, aided by props, which ranged from a plant to a calculator.
This was the first in a series of workshops and presentations to CFBS students who will be offered the opportunity to undertake work experience in a variety of legal and non-legal departments in the firm. The project forms part of the firm’s PRIME commitment to offer high quality work experience to students from less privileged backgrounds.
01 Dec 2015
Mayor of London's Business Energy Challenge - Silver Award
Our energy reduction achievements at One Bunhill Row were recognised again recently when we were awarded a 'Silver Award' in the Mayor of London's Business Energy Challenge. The awards, presented at City Hall, celebrate private sector businesses that have made the biggest cuts to their energy consumption since 2010/11.
In this year's competition there were over 100 entrants, who collectively delivered reductions in carbon emissions of 188,000 tonnes across their London locations in 2014/15 compared to 2010/11, saving enough energy between them to power more than 24,000 homes.
17 Nov 2015
CoRe Impact Report 2015
Launched in 2009, the CoRe (Community Resourcing) Programme is a joint project between Slaughter and May, Macquarie and the BIG Alliance. The project matches teams of business volunteers from Slaughter and May and Macquarie to Islington charities. Over the course of six months the volunteers work with the charities to develop their capacity through the support of strategic priorities.
We are delighted to announce that the CoRe Impact Report 2015 is now available, and is a testament to the success of the project last year which saw 22 volunteers deliver over 800 hours of support to six local charities: Chance UK, Scarabeus Aerial Theatre, Family Action, Friendship Network, Friendship Works and Women’s Therapy Centre.
30 Sep 2015
City Giving Day and latest social mobility project news
We are proud to be supporting City Giving Day on 30 September 2015, an initiative run by the Lord Mayor's Appeal office. The campaign is designed to bring the City together on one special day to promote and celebrate community and charity outreach. Today we celebrate the achievements of the 106 students who took part in the Legal Social Mobility Partnership (LSMP at their graduation ceremony.
91% of students involved in LSMP said it increased their motivation to achieve their career goals and seven students from Slaughter and May partner schools took part, including one student who is preparing to sit their LNAT exams and is hoping to study law at Oxford.
01 Sep 2015
Central Foundation Boys' School receive excellent exam results
We were delighted that students at Central Foundation received fantastic GCSE and A level results. 78% of GCSE students achieved at least 5A* to Cs. This places the school in the top 10% of schools within the country for added value.
At Key Stage 5 (KS5), the pass rate, including A levels and BTEC, was 100%, with 58% of grades at A* to B. This places the school within the top 15% of KS5 providers in the country.
The school also welcomed its first acceptance of an Oxbridge offer for 40 years and 62 students are going to university - 27 of which are off to top third universities and 13 to Russell Group universities.
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.