Corporate and Social Responsibility
Simpson Millar recognise that we are responsible for all our activities to our employees, clients, service providers and the broader society in which we operate.
We are dedicated to conducting ourselves responsibly and reasonably at all times and to ensuring that as full a contribution as is viable is made to our social and local economic development whilst improving the quality of life of all our members of staff.
As part of our ongoing commitment, this policy is reviewed and updated annually by the Management Committee.
Our philosophy and commitment
In a time when many businesses use the small print to catch their customers out, we pride ourselves on openness, honesty and integrity. We will, at all times, inform you about the status of your enquiry or about the costs you have incurred. We want our clients to feel:
- involved in their legal matters and not to feel like a spectator on the side
- highly impressed with our services
We look to learn about our clients so we understand their individual needs and circumstances and, by doing this, we can provide them with a tailor-made service for all their legal requirements. We want to become “your Lawyer" and to establish a relationship with you that you will value for many years.
We pride ourselves on the calibre, diversity and quality of our staff and for that reason we became one of the first law firms in England and Wales to achieve the Investors in People Accreditation. In April 2007, we became one of the first law firms considered against the new Investors in People standard that includes wellbeing of staff as a consideration.
In addition to our service to our clients and our professional reputation, we actively seek to offer our staff rewarding careers and job satisfaction.
Simpson Millar in the community
Wherever possible, Simpson Millar use local businesses to provide services such as catering, cleaning, supplies, etc.
Simpson Millar support local schools and universities by offering several work placements a year to students looking to gain work experience.
Simpson Millar actively support charities throughout the UK and more details can be found on the charity section of our website as to recent activity.
Simpson Millar are committed to recycling and reducing the amount of general waste generated by each office.
Each office has the facility to sort plastic, glass and paper for recycling.
Simpson Millar have a “switch off” policy and actively encourage members of staff to switch off all electrical equipment at the end of the working day.
Simpson Millar have installed mains fed water coolers in all their offices in place of traditional bottled water machines.