Hill Dickinson is committed to giving back to the communities we’re based in. Our commitment goes way beyond geographic boundaries and includes contributions to market sectors and professional communities, operating both nationally and internationally:
- In 2006, we achieved Carbon Zero Status.
- Each of our offices has a different charity to support.
- Each of our offices has a charity team which organises office-based fundraising events including raffles, quizzes, dress-down days, poker evenings, community days and sports tournaments, as well as charity events for the whole firm.
- We are members of the CSR Legal Network.
- We have a dedicated green team, committed to developing and implementing the firm’s environmental policy and action plan.
We have been recognised for our work by several industry organisations:
- Shortlisted for the ‘CSR Award’ at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2011
- Winner of the Corporate Philanthropy Awards 2010
- Named 6th most female-friendly law firm by The Lawyer
We’re proud of the work our trainees do annually to contribute to our CSR initiatives:
Fairbridge ‘Zero to Hero Challenge’
Fairbridge is a national charity and works with young people aged 13 - 25 that other organisations find difficult to engage. The charity gives them the motivation, self confidence and skills they need to change their lives, and Hill Dickinson’s trainees are always keen to get stuck in and raise some much-needed funds.
Each year, our trainees compete in the charity’s Zero to Hero Challenge, in which teams from Merseyside businesses take part in a Dragon’s Den-style competition; pitching a fundraising idea to a ‘dragon’s den’ panel of prominent figures in the local community. The challenge takes a business brain, creativity, and super-quick wit – have you got the entrepreneurial spirit?
Last year, the Hill Dickinson trainees competed against teams such as Addleshaw Goddards, Barclays, Bibby Financial Services, Brabners, Cammell Laird, Deloittes and RBS/Natwest. The team came up with a range of entrepreneurial ideas ranging from a recipe book and mouse mat to a charity Santa dash! At the end of the challenge, the Hill Dickinson team were presented with the ‘Best Team Award’.
Hill Dickinson Ultimate Charity Challenge
This is an opportunity to show how you measure up to a flat-out test of endurance and stamina, as our trainees, together with other Hill Dickinson staff, battle to complete the ultimate set of nerve, mental, physical and team challenges in the name of charity, high up in the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia. The 2011 ultimate challenge teams aimed to raise more than £5,000.
A 54-mile, 24-hour hike across the Scottish highlands in aid of the Merseyside and Scottish Community Foundation – with no sleeping allowed! Last year, the team completed the challenge in under 16 hours. Beat that!