Heidi Newbigging Head of Responsible Business (UK)

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 1999 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

Heidi Newbigging

Heidi Newbigging is Head of Responsible Business in the UK. Heidi leads the Gowling WLG (UK) LLP's Responsible Business strategy which forms part of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. As part of her role Heidi develops partnerships with our local community, leads on social mobility, pro bono and has developed our volunteering programme.


Heidi has worked in Responsible Business for over 20 years working mainly for global law firms but also spent some time working in the voluntary sector and consultancy roles. Heidi is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. For 18 years Heidi also chaired the CR Legal Network, a network of corporate responsibility professionals working in law firms.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2022

    • Career
      December 2022
      Gowling WLG (UK), Head of Responsible Business
    • Community
      Food Bank volunteer
  • 2021

    • Career
      August 2021
      Gowling WLG (UK), Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility
  • 2020

    • Career
      November 2020
      White & Case, Global Citizenship Manager (maternity leave cover)
    • Community
      Mental Health First Aider
  • 2017

    • Rankings & Awards
      Lord Mayor's Dragon Award for Inclusive Employment
  • 2014

    • Career
      July 2014
      Mayer Brown, Head of CSR
  • 2007

    • Community
      Member of Attorney General's Pro Bono Coordinating Committee
  • 2004

    • Career
      November 2004
      DLA Piper, UK Pro Bono Manager
    • Community
      Legal clinic adviser
  • 1999

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 1993

    • Education
      College of Law, LSF
  • 1992

    • Education
      University of Westminster, LLB (Hons)