CSR & Community
We give back to the local communities in which we operate, encouraging and support people across the firm to get involved with charity work, community and social events.
Our Guernsey office raised £9,000 for chosen charity Ernie's Angels through a range of initiatives as well as holding monthly bucket shakes for various local charities including Bowel Cancer Guernsey, GROW and Safer. The team got involved in numerous sporting events for charity including The Hellvetica Challenge triathlon, Town Relay and Swimarathon. We also continue to run the annual Moot in Guernsey, providing schools from around the island with the chance to participate in a mock-trial competition (see below).
The annual Moot has become something of an institution in Guernsey. For future lawyers, the Moot teaches the basics of certain aspects of law and provides a fantastic opportunity to experience the drama of the courtroom first hand. Even for those students not looking to pursue a legal career, the Moot provides an invaluable opportunity to improve upon their communication, presentation, research and analytical skills. The Moot involves pairs of students studying real-life legal case notes and applying them to a mock court situation. They must present their arguments in front of a 'Judge' (one of the firm's Partners) and are marked on their court etiquette, clarity, body language, legal argument and time-keeping.
The Sanctuary Trust
In Jersey, we raised more than £4,600 for nominated charity The Sanctuary Trust through a range of activities. Several members of the team have also raised money for local causes by taking part in events such as Skydive Jersey, the Gorilla Run, Rumble on the Rock and the 100km Challenge. Our Jersey office is proud to have been nominated for the Giving Back Good Business award at the inaugural Wellbeing Awards 2019 for the support we gave Silkworth Lodge in 2018.
In Cayman, we took part in the Earth Day beach clean, the Lions Club's campaign to recycle unwanted spectacles and the Impact 345 toy drive, donating toys for sick children at a local hospital. We also raised money for a number of local causes including the Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Appeal, the Alex Panton Foundation and the Special Needs Foundation, and sponsored Pilates for Pink, an event in aid of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. The BVI team entered a number of runs to raise money for local animal welfare charity Paw as well as sponsoring a local Humane Society event.
At Collas Crill, we recognise the need to do what we can to minimise our impact on the environment. As a socially responsible business and leading offshore law firm, we see this as good business practice and integral to the way we operate. Our environment policy outlines our commitments in terms of measuring, monitoring and minimising the environmental impact of our business activities, both in terms of our internal practices and our wider commercial interactions. The Collas Crill Green Team includes representatives from across our offices who work together to bring the policy to life, whether through raising awareness and changing behaviour within the firm, rethinking procurement activity, recommending new ways of doing things or getting involved in local environmental initiatives.