Corporate Social Responsibility
At Corker Binning we believe that all businesses, large and small, can contribute to their communities.
We currently support four charities annually.
PHOTO: “Loose Lips” production by The Big House
Corker Binning partners and employees also take an active role in a number of legal associations, charities and services, and several commit a regular amount of time to pro bono work. For example, Andrew Smith and Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh have been providing pro bono advice concerning extradition and INTERPOL to Andy Hall, the human rights activist currently facing multiple criminal proceedings in Thailand. David Corker and his son Robbie, who has severe autism, ran the London Marathon on 24 April 2016 and 22 April 2018 in aid of The Saracens Sports Foundation (SSF). SSF is a programme run by the Saracens Rugby Club, which supports and funds sports projects for individuals who seem disadvantaged and isolated.
The British Section of the International Commission of Jurists, the all-party law reform society. Corker Binning is a Patron of the JUSTICE appeal and Peter Binning chairs the board of JUSTICE. Anna Rothwell and Nick Barnard are members of the current JUSTICE Working Party on Prosecuting Sexual Offences.
THE BIG HOUSE
The Big House – an organisation which works with young people who have been through the care system and are finding life difficult. The Big House provides youth with a platform to participate in the making of theatre to have their voices heard. Corker Binning has delivered workshops and regularly attend their performances, as well as providing financial assistance. This initiative is managed by Jessica Maguire.
A homelessness charity that runs a housing helpline, has a network of housing aid centres, and works with local citizens advice bureau. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services.
THE SOCIAL MOBILITY FOUNDATION
The Social Mobility Foundation is a charity which provides opportunities and support networks for 16/17 year olds who received free school meals or who are the first in their generation to attend university. We have been an employer partner of the SMF since 2018, providing work experience placements for students, and, since 2020, providing interactive case studies for students participating in their Virtual Law Internship. This partnership is managed by Maia Cohen-Lask.