Anthony Gold is proud to be an Advanced Member of Heart of the City following completion of their Foundation Programme in 2018.
We place great importance on the value of Responsible Business. This is reflected in our core beliefs and our wish to help those who most need it.
Our Responsible Business programme focuses on giving back to our local communities in South London and supporting organisations aligned with our specialist areas of legal work. This way we can continue to help those who need it most beyond the provision of our legal services.
Charity of the year
Our separate Charity of the Year initiative supports a UK registered charity proposed and voted upon by our members of staff and runs for two consecutive years. This allows all voices within the firm to be heard and is an opportunity to support a cause which might not otherwise fall within our programme of activities.
Our charity of the year for 2018 and 2019 is the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
Fundraising and Charitable Giving
We encourage and support a range of fundraising activities for charities whose work falls within the remit of our Responsible Business programme focus. We also take part in a number of events for the London Legal Support Trust.
Separately, we will assess our ability to offer pro-bono work, where no other funding is available, on a case by case basis.
Individuals also volunteer at local advice centres and clinics with a need for experienced legal advisors in the areas of law we specialise, including Centre 70, Advising Communities (formerly Blackfriars Advice Centre/Advising London) Southwark Law Centre, Age UK, Carers Hub, Families Need Fathers and the Citizens Advice Bureau at the Central Family Court,.
In recognition that time can be just as valuable as money we have a volunteer policy which enables every member of staff to take up to 2 days paid volunteer leave each year. This is an important part of our Responsible Business programme, allowing individuals to dedicate working hours towards a cause important to them.
We provide mentoring support on an individual basis to young people, law school students, and professionals with particular interest in our specialist areas.
We are a member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance.
We are committed to minimising the impact of our business activities on the environment and regularly review our operations with a view to introducing measures to achieve this across all three offices.
If you would like any information on the activities in our Responsible Business programme please contact Sarah Hughes.