Corporate Responsibility Awards

The firm showcases and celebrates the range of Corporate Responsibility (CR) initiatives undertaken by our people across the firm at an annual CR Awards event.

In June 2019 we hosted a very successful CR Awards event in our London office where we were joined by over 100 colleagues, clients and community partners.

The winners of this year’s CR Awards recognise partners and colleagues who have led the way in their team, office and/or community in significant and innovative ways.

We have detailed the inspiring contributions made by our CR Award winners below:

Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion –
Individual Award

Benjamin Thomas 

Ben has played a key role in the past year as Chair of the UK LGBT Network, driving LGBT awareness and inclusion across London and Bristol.

Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion –
Diversity Network Award

Simmons Muslim Network (SMN) led by Muneer Khan

The SMN has been working to raise awareness of Islamophobia and have taken action to tackle it. Most recently, the Network held an event in the immediate aftermath of the Christchurch attacks.

Contribution to Social Inclusion –
Individual Award

Sharon Morgan

Sharon has led CR initiatives in our Dubai office. Sharon organised, purchased, wrapped and helped distribute over 500 gifts to the children at Al Jalila Children’s Hospital.

Contribution to Social Inclusion –
Team Award

Giada Lignelli and Fabrizio Nebuloni

Giada and Fabrizo organised for 25 fee earners and members of staff to teach a series of lessons at the school run by Giovanni & Irene Cova Foundation in Milan.

Contribution to Pro Bono – International Human Rights and Rule of Law

Jesús Gimeno

Jesús has been working with Fundación Raices, a Spanish NGO, for the last 4 years in the protection of the rights of migrant minors in relation to age determination tests carried out in Spain.

Contribution to Pro Bono – Social Responsibility

Agnès Rossi, Chloe Nessim, Adrien Gros and Frédérique Potin, led by Stéphanie Guers

The team has set up the French social impact investment fund which has been created to invest in start-up companies with social purposes. The Private Funds team has drafted the fund documentation and assisted MakeSense in the negotiations with the European Investment Fund and other French institutional investors.

Contribution to Access to Justice

Robert Allen

Rob has supported on 19 Access to Justice cases, 9 of which were in 2018-2019. He has provided invaluable support and assistance in reviewing written submissions and guiding volunteers through the process of undertaking welfare benefits appeal.

Contribution to Environment

Fiona Loughrey

Fiona has dedicated a lot of time to avoiding waste in order to protect the environment, particularly during the Hong Kong office move.