Social Responsibility – Our Charity Work

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“We work better when we give back”

Reaching Out

Engaging with the community where we live and work is a priority. We raise money for charities through a wide variety of events. From feeding the homeless in Kings Cross, to giving to Animal welfare charities, we believe giving back should be at the heart of any business. Imbibing that attitude filters into the psyche of the workforce and more importantly how we approach our service to clients. Each member of staff at Garner & Hancock is encouraged to do “their bit”.

2016  Charity of the Year

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Neville in our Accounts Department running 5 half marathons in one year for various charities

We will continue to help fund local charities who share our social responsibility aims, particularly those supporting the local Isleworth community.

This year we shall be supporting various charities.

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The Cathja is a fully converted and fully mobile 38 metre Dutch Barge.  Situated on an idyllic Thames mooring in Old Isleworth by the offices of Garner & Hancock, the barge provides space for people who have experienced mental health problems to explore their creativity in a safe and supported environment.

Food for Life

Food for Life Global is an international network distributing food to the most needy around the world.

Our staff have committed themselves to provide support to their own chosen charity in 2016. We shall follow their achievements in our updated blog.

2015  Charity of the Year

It was our intention to end the year with a final donation to React, our charity for 2015.  At our annual Christmas gathering we pledged a further sum to our chosen charity.

See our blog article on the event [CLICK HERE]

Our Charity of the Year for 2015 was REACT

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Instead of Christmas Cards we are wishing our clients a very happy Christmas and New Year by email. The costs of the cards and postage will be donated to React.

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A cheque was presented to the Mayor’s representative Councillor Ruth Cadbury at the annual Garner & Hancock Party. Ruth  is the  Labour candidate standing for Member of Parliament for Brentford and Isleworth.  The donation from Garner & Hancock of £100 was presented by Deborah Creigh, a partner and Niamh Murphy, a private client solicitor at Garner & Hancock LLP.  A donation was for the The Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Corinna Smart supported charities which are Hounslow Community FoodBox and the London Wildlife Trust. –Read More

2014 Charity of the Year

Garner & Hancock LLP  – 2014 Charity Events

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Nikk Johnston our Conveyancing Secretary took part in the London Paris Bike ride

Nikki Johnston of Garner & Hancock took part in the bike ride from London to Paris on 19th September 2014. Neville Simpson completed the Champneys Charity Bike Ride on 19th July 2014 and completed the Ealing Half Marathon on 28th September 2014 for the Alzheimer’s Society

We are supporting the following charities in 2014

Alzheimers UK  

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The Philippines Typhoon Appeal

Bhasker Rughani – climbing the Himalayas in September 2013 to raise money for Food for Life in Vrndavan, India

Rob Allen raising money for Prostate Action The Baltic Row Challenge

May Lad – Run to the Beat  to raise money for Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

  bono work

We recognise the need to make our expertise accessible to those who might otherwise struggle to obtain quality legal advice.

We encourage our staff to provide their services on a pro bono basis in appropriate circumstances, assisting individuals, volunteer-led associations and charities with a wide range of legal issues. A number of our employees are trustees of charities and governors of schools. Trustee of The Blue School, Trustee of The Lotus Trust, , Pro Bono advisor at CAB (Chiswick), Advisor to the Isleworth Society, on the Advisory Panel of the Hounslow Education Business Partnership (Spark) and Legal  Counsel to various Charities.

Our Pro Bono Committee, headed by Vinay Tanna, closely reviews the ongoing pro bono work within the firm and frequently considers new initiatives which may develop and enhance our pro bono offering.