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Social Responsibility

Mishcommunity

MISHCON DE REYA, London - United Kingdom
19 Oct 2016

PRO BONO

Mishcommunity is the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility programme. It has been developed to formalise its commitment to give time, money and resources to good causes and to manage the social and environmental impact of our day-to-day activities.

Mishcon de Reya is committed to being a socially active and responsible business.

Mishcommunity is the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility programme. It has been developed to formalise its commitment to give time, money and resources to good causes and to manage the social and environmental impact of our day-to-day activities. The programme gives everyone at the Firm the resources to use their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to help those in need.

Mishcon de Reya Commitments

Through Mishcommunity, the Firm has made the following commitments to good causes:

  • To invest in microfinance projects in developing countries through Kiva (a charity that facilitates person-to-person micro-lending).The firm is committed to helping those who have the drive and determination to work to give their families a better future.
  • To support the LEWA Educational Programme by paying the salaries of six teachers and covering the costs of a feeding programme at Ngare Primary school and Ngare Day Secondary.
  • To support local children’s charity, Coram.
  • To distribute funds to charities nominated by our staff.
  • To encourage our fee earners to do fifty hours pro bono work each year. 
  • To encourage payroll giving.
  • To continue to be carbon neutral.

These commitments build upon existing firm initiatives and implement the ideas and suggestions generated by our employees and partners.

The firm is proud to have created a programme which provides our staff with a range of opportunities to engage with good causes both locally and overseas. However, we are also proud that Mishcommunity is not prescriptive. It encourages and enables staff to use their energy and initiative to drive charitable projects themselves.

About Mishcon de Reya

Mishcon de Reya is a law firm with offices in London and New York. Founded by Victor Mishcon in a one-room office in Brixton in 1937, we now employ more than 500 people, with over 300 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals.

In every area of the law that we operate, Mishcon de Reya prides itself in providing a best in class service to its clients. Specifically we offer the following legal services: corporate; dispute resolution; employment; family; private client; and real estate. An entrepreneurial spirit - where candour and involvement are key - characterises our ability to develop and execute the strategies required to achieve our clients’ goals in all these areas.

We are an independent firm with an international footprint that extends far beyond our offices in London and New York. A large part of our business is advising on multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes; established links with overseas practices help serve the needs of our increasingly international client base.

Our clients are dynamic and sophisticated and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional or accepted ways of working. We like to solve problems quickly. We fiercely guard our clients' interests, recognising the significant nexus between business affairs and personal affairs and the ways in which this affects our clients.

We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say 'It's business. But it's personal'.