At Larcomes, we take our responsibility towards the community in which we live, seriously. We play an active role in our community, not only in business but also in community life. However, our on-going commitment to the local community does not stop with just the provision of legal services.
Community spirit is actively encouraged and staff support the Alzheimer’s Society, HASAG, local Women’s Aid Refuges and the firm have also got involved with and sponsored the Waterlooville Music Festival (where one of the offices is based). The firm is delighted to sponsor the Steve Claridge Football Foundation, which offers the youngsters, aged 16-18, the experience of gaining either BTEC / Apprenticeships qualifications through a specific sports programme; combining the provision of sporting excellence with academic, vocational qualifications and life skills.
Corporate responsibility is also demonstrated through the ways in which clients can access services. Potential clients can arrange a free 30 minute family advice interview with the Family Department to give them guidance and support. Free drop in surgeries are in the process of becoming available on given days and at times that suit working people and for the elderly or less mobile, meetings can always be arranged at home or other places which are more convenient for the client. The firm also monthly runs a free legal clinic for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Involvement in community projects also provides us with a valuable source of personal learning and development as well as enabling us to deliver important professional advice and support.