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Community

Our proactive service in the community is a highly valued and historical tradition at Attwaters Jameson Hill.

At Attwaters Jameson Hill we regularly participate and organise events and fund-raising projects in the local communities of each of our offices. It is our philosophy that contributing meaningfully to those who live in our communities demonstrates one of our core values – that the legal profession has a moral responsibility to help those in need and to give back to the communities in which they operate.

Many of our colleagues hold significant roles with civic and charitable organisations, educational and cultural institutions and our staff nominate a ‘Charity of the Year’ each year which we support and work with to raise funds.

Please see our Equality and Diversity policy here.

Current examples of our community policies in action include:

Harlow Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Madeline Seibert, Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence Partner, is a Board member and Trustee of the Harlow Citizens Advice Bureau. Many of our colleagues voluntarily sit on the Solicitors rota, providing free advice sessions to individuals with specific legal problems.

Local School Governorships

We encourage our Partners and Associates to become Governors for local schools – most are parents themselves and find their involvement to be immensely rewarding and insightful. Many of the skills learned are transferable to the workplace.

  • Joyti Henchie was previously Governor for Northgate Primary School in Bishop’s Stortford, Herts
  • Sheenagh Parsons was previously Governor for Nobel Secondary School in Stevenage, Herts
  • Sheri-Anne Mizon was previously Governor for Milwards Primary School in Harlow, Essex
  • Peter Westbrook is Governor for Leventhorpe Business and Enterprise Academy in Sawbridgeworth, Herts
Medical Negligence Team Initiatives

Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Medical Negligence team works closely with AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) of which our partner, Madeline Seibert, is a Panel Member. Our team members also help out with AvMA’s Patient Helpline.

Apprenticeship Scheme & Work Experience

Attwaters Jameson Hill takes part in local apprenticeship schemes and has successfully employed numerous apprentices over the past few years.

This gives young people the chance to ‘earn while they learn’ and gain essential skills that they will use to further develop their careers.

The firm has links with a number of local schools and colleges and actively participates in work experience programmes and placements throughout the year.

Supporting Local Sport & Recreation

A number of local sports clubs have benefited significantly from Attwaters Jameson Hill’s support and sponsorship, including:

  • Bishop’s Stortford Swifts under-11s soccer team
  • Harlow mini rugby team
  • Hertford Rugby Football Club
  • Harlow Rugby Club veterans
  • Old Loughtonians Hockey Club
  • Cheshunt Football Club
  • Richard Hale Football Team

Charitable work

We have a proud record of supporting local and national charities. Each year, as nominated and voted for by our colleagues, the Attwaters Jameson Hill charity of the year is the recipient of funds raised by a range of in-house and external activities.

In 2022 we are delighted to be sponsoring Evelina London House as our chosen charity this year. Run as an independent charity but partially supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities, the House provides accommodation, practical and emotional support to families whose children are undergoing treatment or surgery at Evelina London Children’s hospital.

Last year, the charity supported 339 families through their child’s hospital stay, with the longest stay lasting nearly a year. With 59 bedrooms, shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, and 18 members of staff, it costs £25 per night to accommodate a single family at Evelina London House, with the average stay totalling 16 nights.

Their aim is simple: to help parents be as close to their children as possible at an incredibly stressful time and spare them the expense of private accommodation or long commutes. We are so excited to be raising money for such an important cause and can’t wait to get started with this year’s programme of fundraisers!

Please read all about our previous years charitable work

 

 

Awards and Accolades

  • acn clinical negligence
  • acn conveyancing quality
  • acn family law
  • acn family law advanced
  • Lexcel
  • AVMA
  • solicitors_regulation
  • Mindful Employer
  • Resolution Specialist