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Field Seymour Parkes (the firm) takes CSR very seriously, giving it a key status within the firm’s overall ethos. Every year we report both internally and externally on activities undertaken by the firm and its staff.
Despite the difficult economic times we are delighted that our activities continue to be well-supported and we remain indebted to the dedication and generosity of our staff.
This Report highlights both firm initiatives and activities that individual members of staff have been involved in. In addition to these activities, the Firm sets aside a specific sum each year for charitable giving to both local and national charities.
1. Pro bono legal work
The firm is advising and assisting the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (“TVB LEP”) with its partnership incorporation. The TVB LEP brings together key players representing education, employment and skills, corporate enterprise, Local Authorities and the community sector to create and enact a plan to deliver economic prosperity to Berkshire.
2. Pro bono mentoring / support
The firm encourages Staff to give annual presentations at the University of Reading on working in the legal profession and two staff members are mentors for the College of Law helping students with their CVs and applications as well as giving general advice and insight on legal careers.
The firm is exploring proposals to work in partnership with local organisations to provide guidance to innovative start-up / early growth businesses.
3. Charity/community involvement supported by FSP
Several staff members sit on charity boards and/or are trustees. The firm allows staff reasonable time off to fulfil their obligations and will consider any other related requests for support. The charities/not-for-profit organisations that have benefitted include:
In addition to the above, a member of staff sits on the fundraising committee for PALS (a charity for disabled children).
Some staff members have also taken on school governor roles, with one taking on the responsibility of treasurer for their local pre-school.
In addition the Firm continues to be involved in the following:
Our next report will be issued in October 2012, but in the meantime we hope to establish a dedicated CSR web page to profile the firm’s activities on an ongoing basis.