Corporate Responsibility

At Simmons & Simmons, we seek to provide legal services according to the highest ethical and professional standards and we take our responsibilities to our clients, our people, our suppliers and the communities in which we do business seriously. We are proud of our culture of corporate responsibility (CR) which seeks to govern how we operate, how we interact with clients and each other, and how we participate in our local communities.

Our CR Review

Click here to read our 2015/2016 CR Review


Our CR achievements and the progress we are making are recorded in our annual corporate responsibility reviews.

The firm became a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact on 09 August 2011. We fully support the UN Global Compact’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption and are committed to building the principles into our policies, operations and culture. Since 2012, we have reported our progress in our annual CR Review.


Our CR Strategy

Our strategy, led by Colin Passmore, our senior partner focuses around the theme of “access”:

  • making the legal profession more accessible to people from lower income backgrounds
  • making the firm, and particularly our partnership, more accessible to a truly diverse range of talented lawyers
  • making legal services and funding more accessible to those who cannot afford it.

This is underpinned by our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact.