More than a law firm.
No business operates in isolation, which is why we put time and energy into activities for the benefit of the area in which we work.
In our community
We are a proud member of the local community and as such want to make an active contribution.
Through all sorts of firm wide activities we raise thousands of pounds for our chosen charities. In recent years we have donated to a number of organisations including Macmillan Cancer Support, Headway, Mary Stevens Hospice and The Prince's Trust. Last year's work with the Stroke Association saw us raise almost £24,000, an incredible amount for an organisation of our size. This year we would like to exceed even that record-breaking amount for our 2017 charity of the year, the NSPCC.
But we do more than just raise money. We also give hands-on practical support to these organisations, making the most of the expertise we have to offer.
In 2014, we were highly commended by the BITC (Business in the Community) for our community and charitable efforts, whilst Higgs' Head of Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Tim Jones won the West Midlands Institute of Directors, CSR Director of the Year award.
To further underline the strength of our community work, in October 2016 the firm was Highly Commended at the Dudley Volunteer Awards. Tim Jones was thrilled to accept the award on behalf of the firm.
In the environment
We are working to reduce our impact on the environment by minimising our consumption and recycling more.
We were one of the first members of The Legal Sector Alliance (LSA), an inclusive movement of law firms and other organisations committed to taking action on climate change. Everyone in the movement is acting to reduce their carbon footprint and use their wider influence on clients, suppliers, employees and policy makers.
What we've been doing
Here are just some of the stories that highlight the work that goes on in support of our charitable and community projects: