We are driven to make a difference to our clients, our people and our communities. Our social impact work is about empowering people and improving lives, with a strong focus on raising aspirations and improving outcomes for young people.
We seek to achieve this by drawing on all our skills and capabilities, investing time and resources in a range of social mobility and skilled volunteering initiatives and our firm charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK.
LS Mentoring Scheme
In autumn 2020 we launched the LS mentoring scheme with Ark Globe Academy, our partner school in Southwark. Over the course of ten sessions, mentors work with their mentees to help them build confidence, develop employability skills and prepare for their next steps after leaving school.
PRIME work experience
As part of our PRIME commitment, we offer work experience placements for students from less privileged backgrounds who might otherwise not have the opportunity to access careers in the legal world. Since our commitment began, we have provided between four and six students with work experience every year.
Virtual careers days
Volunteers can participate in virtual careers workshops for schools and colleges across the UK. The aim of these events is to inform students about different career paths available to them and help them find out more about what it’s like to be a lawyer.
Our current firm charity partner is Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, dedicated to making life-changing breakthroughs in diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. We began our partnership in April 2017 and since then have raised over £80,000. We also support wherever possible with pro bono legal advice and professional volunteering.
Recent fundraising highlights include the LS Silkathon, an Olympic-style day of games and activities, a live music festival showcasing the brilliant talent within Lewis Silkin, and a step count challenge where teams racked up an impressive 10 million steps between them.