We have long fostered and encouraged a direct involvement in local charitable and community groups and in projects benefiting the community in which we live and work. In some cases the links have very established roots.
All members of staff are entitled to one day a year to undertake a community project. This time is not required to be taken as holiday and involvement in community projects is regarded as a positive factor. We seek suggestions for projects from all quarters and particularly from people within the firm. We will consider any scheme which we believe will give a tangible benefit and which is safe and appropriately structured.
Many members of the firm at all levels play an active role in the running of a large number of local charitable and voluntary organisations and are encouraged to engage with local community groups for mutual benefit.
We are members of the Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire branches of the Pro-Help Group, one of many schemes created by the 'Business in the Community' organisation. The aim is to provide a broad range of professional services to locally based charities, not for profit groups and the voluntary sector free of charge and the group's members include local firms of solicitors, accountants, surveyors and a host of other professionals.
We also provide encouragement to staff members to participate in local pro-bono initiatives with the object of providing legal assistance and support to small local groups principally concerned with the interests of ethnic minorities and the disadvantaged.