We encourage our staff to be actively involved with our CSR programme which reflects this. We encourage and support our people to get involved with charity work, community events and letting their hair down, because we know there's more to life than work.
A few of our social and community activities:
MAD is the in-house charitable face of Collas Crill. It offers employees in all jurisdictions the chance to create, organise, assist with and participate in charitable activities throughout the year aimed at helping charities and initiatives based or active in their area.
Each office raises funds for a number of charities nominated by staff members throughout the year through a range of initiatives including a monthly dress-down bucket shake.
Fundraising events have included a staff bacon butty breakfast, staff day-off raffle, soup kitchen and meat draw.
The annual Moot has become something of an institution in Guernsey. It provides schools from around the Island with the chance to participate in a "mock-trial" competition.
For future lawyers, the Moot teaches the basics of certain aspects of law and provides a fantastic opportunity to experience the drama of the courtroom first hand.
Even for those students not looking to pursue a legal career, the Moot provides an invaluable opportunity to improve upon their communication, presentation, research and analytical skills. The Moot involves pairs of students studying real-life legal case notes and applying them to a mock court situation.
They must present their arguments in front of a Judge (ably played by some of the firm's partners) and are marked on their court etiquette, clarity, body language, legal argument and time-keeping.
Collas Crill's Jersey office is currently supporting the Sanctuary Trust as its chosen charity.
Sanctuary Trust provides accommodation and support to local men who have reached a crisis in their lives and need help to get back into society.
The partnership, which will continue up until the end of 2019, will see staff support the charity through a variety of fundraising initiatives, form dress down days to raffling off a days holiday.
Every year the staff of Collas Crill's Guernsey office, bedecked in CC branded pink swimwear, supports the annual Skipton Swimarathon to raise money for a range of local charities.
Collas Crill enters two teams of swimmers who compete in a relay to swim as many lengths as possible in an hour. The firm raises money for the Swimarathon through a number of fundraising initiatives and in 2017 was proud to achieve Silver Supporter status.
The event, that features annually on the Guernsey and Collas Crill calendar, has been running for more than 40 years and is run jointly by the Lions Club of Guernsey and Guernsey Round Table, sponsored by Skipton International.
In 2017, the event raised £55,000 towards local good causes. This year its main beneficiary was the Guille-Allez Children’s Library Project and funds raised will help transform the children’s area in the library to an imaginative space for children to read and learn.
Collas Crill's Guernsey office is currently supporting Ernie’s Angels as its chosen charity.
Ernie’s Angels provide financial assistance towards the palliative care and funeral expenses of children in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
The partnership will continue throughout 2019 following a successful year of fundraising in 2018.