As a law firm, one of our priorities is to be as fair and reasonable as possible. This is why we dedicate time to making sure we are as socially responsible as possible. We also recognise the positive effects good CSR can have for our clients and our wider communities.
Our commitments include:
- Making a positive contribution towards the communities in which we work
- Minimising our contribution to climate change
- Investing in people from a diverse pool of talent
- Developing a positive professional working environment
- Working collaboratively in the marketplace
Our local community is intrinsic to our business.
By maintaining close links with our communities we can work cohesively with them and respond effectively to the changing needs of our clients. We recognise that our communities and marketplace are vital to the sustainability of our continued success as a business.
We encourage our employees to be fully involved in our communities. Every year we ask staff to vote on a Charity of the Year which then benefits from money raised throughout the year through fundraising activities, supported by a dedicated team of employees.
Through a comprehensive networking infrastructure, we create links with local businesses. This promotes trade and industry in our local marketplace and supports our communities’ economy.
We are proud to support the Dorset Business Awards Company of the Year Award and we are an active Platinum Partner to the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). We are also members of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry; a Champion of Business South and help establish the Bournemouth Property Association (BPA) as well as being actively involved in the Southampton Property Association (SPA).
We have been proud Patrons of the Bournemouth Air Festival since 2013. We are supportive of the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders through our association with Young Enterprise (Dragon’s Den, March 2014); Enterprise & Skills Company Enterprise Challenge (February 2014); supporting local schools during their career fairs and some of our partners are also lecturers at Bournemouth University.
We also invest in the next generation through offering trainee positions for postgraduates and also summer placement schemes for people intending to apply for training contracts in two years’ time.