CSR champions make legal award shortlist
Weightmans LLP has been shortlisted for the corporate social
responsibility project of the year category at the influential
British Legal Awards.
Noted for its innovative CSR policy when it made the shortlist
in 2008, Weightmans has continued to dedicate money, resources and
time to its five partnership charities and other charitable
organisations throughout the recession.
These consistent efforts, coupled with a firmwide culture where
CSR is recognised to such an extent that all staff are granted two
days’ annual leave to devote to charity work and volunteering, have
once again earned Weightmans a place on the shortlist.
Peter Forshaw, head of the CSR Committee said of the
“This is fantastic news – a real boost for all those who have
dedicated their time and effort to CSR events throughout the
“2010 has seen the committee rise to the challenge of achieving
our CSR aims with creative and genuinely beneficial projects, from
an Apprentice style fundraising competition to participating in the
‘right to read’ scheme for children.”
Other charity projects included playing an instrumental part in
the London Magistrates Court Mock Trial project where school
children immersed themselves in a court room scenario, sponsorship
of local outreach projects and even a golf day marathon.
The support that Weightmans provides to local communities around
its five offices has not gone unnoticed, as Helen Carlson,
fundraising manager from Claire House in Liverpool explains:
“"The staff over at Weightmans truly go above and beyond the
call of duty. Weightmans is a constant shoulder of support whether
it be attending our events, volunteering and even risking life and
limb in taking up one of our challenges overseas."
The winner of the award will be announced at the awards ceremony
in London on 2nd December 2010.