We believe that we have a clear obligation and responsibility to serve the wider community’s needs. By doing so we fulfil the core values of our organisation and offer staff a sense of involvement and engagement with the community.
Our Charity of the Year
The firm’s Charity of the Year is the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a leading movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day. The charity runs a free and confidential helpline and campaigns to spread awareness of suicide and its devastating impact. The firm raises money through various fundraising activities and challenge events throughout the year.
We have established a professional network called Higher which elevates women and champions equality in the workplace. Driven by a diverse internal committee, Higher supports women (both inside the firm and within our network of clients and contacts) in excelling in their careers.
Many of our lawyers and other non-legal professionals serve as trustees or directors for charities and institutions, including many in the field of performing arts.
A number of our lawyers provide free legal advice to members of the community who would otherwise be without legal assistance. At local law centres, evening clinics and the Citizens Advice Bureau, advice is given on housing, employment and family law problems.
Several lawyers also supervise BPP Law School students in their community legal advice clinics.