Shared values and CSR

At Michelmores, we understand that what we do and how we do it has a wider impact beyond simply delivering legal services and solutions to our clients.

We are mindful that, like all businesses, we have a part to play in contributing to the wider social and economic environment that we operate in.

Our commitment to CSR is therefore delivered through multiple strands and we positively encourage all staff at the Firm to get involved and provide their support as best they can.

Ultimately, we want to create a lasting and ongoing legacy of giving back and having a positive impact on the social and other environments in which we operate.

Key aspects of CSR at Michelmores

We aim to deliver on our commitment to CSR through the following:

  • Supporting our Nominated Charities through two-year partnerships
  • Volunteering
  • Pro Bono
  • ThinkGreen

Nominated Charities

The Firm nominates a charity partner for each of its offices; the partnerships are renewed every two years. The current period runs from 1 January 2020 to 30 April 2023.

Applications to Michelmores' Charity Partnerships are now open.

We are now approaching the end of our charity partnership with The Charlie Waller Trust, a fantastic mental health charity with whom we have collaborated since January 2020. We are now looking to partner with new charities. The next charity partnerships period will run from 1 May 2023 to 30 April 2025.

How to apply:

Applications are now open for charities to apply to become our next Charity Partners. If you would like to be considered, please click here to download the application form. Please complete and return this to kat.fortson@michelmores.com. Applications close at 17:00 on 10 February 2023.

Successful charities will be contacted in April 2023.

For all queries, please contact Kat Fortson.

Volunteering

As a firm, we are proud to employ staff who do not hesitate to roll their sleeves up to participate in volunteering opportunities to help our nominated and other charities.

To encourage the use of volunteering days, we offer our staff one paid day a year which they can put towards volunteering opportunities.

Whilst we do work with our nominated charity to offer volunteering opportunities to our staff, we actively encourage our staff to look to use their volunteering days for any charitable purpose that is of interest to them.

Pro Bono

In supporting our belief that people of all backgrounds should have access to legal services, we do offer certain Pro Bono legal advisory services.

For more information, please contact Bethan Jones

ThinkGreen

ThinkGreen is a Firm-wide committee that focuses on reducing Michelmores' carbon footprint by targeting procurement practises, energy-usage, and refuse reduction and recycling.

In addition to material improvements to buildings and plant, the aim is to inform and encourage staff to alter their behaviour and reduce their environmental impact in the workplace and, therefore, in their personal lives. We are also, with advice from the Devon Wildlife Trust, introducing plants and habitats to encourage wildlife to thrive on our Exeter office grounds.

Michelmores is leading the way for legal practises in the South West to the point that we have partnered with the Devon & Somerset Law Society (DASLS) and Oxygen House to assist other legal firms in the region to make improvements to their environmental footprint.

We also host and chair a committee of 35 like-minded businesses in Exeter, plus a representative of Exeter City Council, to jointly investigate and implement sustainable travel initiatives to reduce the effect of staff commuting.