We focus on activities where we can make a real difference in our local community
Our Community and CSR objectives are to:
Not only is helping others the right thing to do, but those involved also speak highly of the personal satisfaction they gain from their efforts.
We provide financial support to local organisations through charitable giving and sponsored events. Recent recipients include Macmillan Cancer Support, Breast Cancer Care, Care after Combat, London Legal Support Trust and The Access to Justice Foundation.
We also participate in awareness campaigns including Family Mediation Week, International Women’s Day, Save the Children (Christmas Jumper Day), Law with no filter (LBGT), Jeans for Genes Day, Good Divorce Week, Cohabitation Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day , World Fertility Day and Mental Health Awareness Week.
We are also proud to support our community using the skills of our people on a pro bono basis, ie. for free or at a reduced cost. This includes staff providing regular advice at drop-in sessions at Citizens Advice Bureau and Law Centres.
Everyone at Bishop & Sewell is entitled to volunteer and we encourage individuals and teams to help in the community in various ways. This can be as part of an informal project such as the Canine Partners Stamp Appeal through to regular volunteering schemes including pro-bono Community Mediators, as a volunteer for CALM Mediation, as a Mentor for the Social Mobility Foundations Aspiring Professionals Program, and a member of the Solicitors Benevolent Association.
We are proud to be investing some of the resources located in business into the wider and less privileged community, while also internally investing in a healthier, happier, more diverse and productive workforce.