Corporate Social Responsibility

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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.

 

Charity of the Year

The firm’s Charity of the Year for 2018/2019 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.

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Apprenticeships 

Last year we took on our first Apprentice, Sachi Fleming. Sachi received training from an apprenticeship provider which, together with the work experience provided by the firm, enabled him to develop in the area of IT support. He is now at Collyer Bristow in a permanent position. 

 

Art Gallery   

Collyer Bristow has been supporting and championing emerging artists for over thirty years with a dynamic, independently curated programme. The Collyer Bristow ‘Exceptional’ Graduate Art Award was set up to celebrate the originality of up and coming artists today and the exhibition gives graduates what is often their first taste of participating in a professionally-curated exhibition. 

The gallery is available to charities to use for fundraising events. 

 

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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. 

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  • The firm is registered with Heart of the City CSR programme delivery scheme.
  • 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 bureaux. Advice is given on housing, employment and family law problems. 
  • Several lawyers supervise BPP Law School students in their community legal advice clinics.

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