Corporate social responsibility

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 Young Women’s Trust, the only registered UK charity focused solely on supporting disadvantaged young women aged 16-30 who are facing poverty, discrimination and marginalisation. It offers free coaching and personalised advice on job applications, conducts research, runs campaigns and works with young women to build confidence and advocate for fair financial futures. The firm proudly supports Young Women’s Trust through volunteering, participating in challenges events and fundraising within the office.

Supporting Sonoro Chamber Choir 

Collyer Bristow is proud to sponsor Sonoro, one of the UK’s most innovative chamber choirs, as an extension of the firm’s long-standing support of contemporary arts. Sonoro delivers what is typically a very traditional offering in an engaging, modern and innovative way. In this regard Sonoro and Collyer Bristow have a clear synergy, with our firm being juxtaposed as both one of the oldest law firms in the country but providing solutions in fast-growth areas such as cryptocurrency and FinTech.

Other activities 

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.