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Woodfines LLP

16 ST CUTHBERT'S STREET, BEDFORD, MK40 3JG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01234 270600
Fax:
Fax 01234 210128
DX:
5619 BEDFORD
Email:
Web:
www.woodfines.co.uk

Diversity

Woodfines Solicitors is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.
Our principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which visitors, clients, customers, Counsel, suppliers, and future and former staff members are treated.

Community

Each of Woodfines’ four offices is highly active in supporting their local communities. The firm has an ethos of involvement in the causes it supports, which allows us to have closer relations in championing local charities, arts and organisations.

In Bedford, the firm sponsors local sporting and arts events, including the local rugby teams and rowing club, and participates in fundraising at the town’s major River Festival weekend.
The office has also recently sponsored a local youth dance group, enabling them to travel to the UK’s biggest youth dance event to compete against other groups.  

The firm’s annual charity golf day is held at a golf club near Sandy, and this year raised funds for a nearby hospice; which was also supported by the firm’s Bedford office as its charity of the year, taking part in its various events and supporting them with fundraising and profile-raising activities.

In Milton Keynes, the firm is a dedicated supporter of the MK Dons Sports and Education Trust, and makes use of its links with the football club to support further local charities.

Woodfines’ Cambridge office is a supporter of the local arts and is sponsoring a youth theatre group’s performance of ‘Legally Blonde’ in 2017. The office is also a long-standing supporter of a local charity supporting families with young children.

Individuals across the firm are also encouraged to do their own fundraising initiatives for causes close to their hearts, and are supported in doing so. In 2016, a team of 25 lawyers and staff took part in Cancer Research UK’s ‘Pretty Muddy’ event in Bedford, raising over £2,750 for the cancer charity. Many of the fee earners are also patrons, trustees or on the board for a range of charities and sports or arts organisations.

Our fee earners also support a number of schools, colleges and universities by attending careers fairs, giving talks and providing mentoring for young people, both generally and for those looking for a future career in the legal profession. Additionally, our fee earners have taken part in the Cranfield School of Management’s Schools Challenge for a number of years, which gives young people the opportunity to run simulated businesses with a mentor advising them.

Our offices also participate in and support a number of communities through specialised talks, seminars and consultations, including the LGBT community and those with illness such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The firm is known for its commitment to being involved in the charities and organisations it supports. We believe that providing support means more than providing financial aid, and aim to also give our time and expertise wherever we can.

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