Responsible Business

Playing our part in the wider community as a responsible business is a key element of who we are as a firm and as an employer. Our Responsible Business strategy focuses on two core areas: community and profession skills volunteering.

Community

Our community programme is built around four key areas: social mobility, giving professional skills, charitable giving and responding to local needs. Our people are able to engage with the programme via a variety of ways and we support this by our volunteering leave provision for all employees.

 

Pro bono

Our pro bono work is a way for all of our legal professionals to give back to society and support access to justice. Our pro bono programme supports individuals, non-profits and social enterprises.

 

 

1,222

volunteering hours in 2022

 

4,591

hours of pro bono work carried out in 2023

 
 

 

£264,000

donated to non-profit organisations in 2022

Case studies

Gowling WLG has been a highly valued KIND UK partner for more than four years. Their lawyers are a pleasure to work with and have helped many children around the UK, but especially in the West Midlands, gain British citizenship. We wouldn't have been able to grow our programme so much without the support from Gowling WLG, so we look forward to working together for many more years to come.Katie Fennell, National Coordinator, Kids in Need of Defense

 

Key Contacts

Heidi Newbigging, head of responsible business

Georgina Houghton, responsible business manager