At CFG Law, we recognise as a firm the importance of giving something back, whether to the local community via fundraising or to those in need from the wider population as a whole.
This is why our purpose is – ‘To help those affected by injury – together’. This encompasses all people who have sustained an injury and not just those who have a personal injury claim.
To achieve our purpose, we work in partnership with other organisations who support and share our beliefs and core values. We are committed to evolving and changing the industry practice by leading the way.
We are members of several panels showing our expertise in supporting those who have a disability as a result of their injuries, to receive the help and support they may require to rebuild their lives. Our memberships include the Spinal Injuries Association, Headway (the brain injury association), BASIC (the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre) and RoadPeace (supporting those seriously injured or bereaved after a road traffic collision).
In addition, we are recognised by the Legal 500 as a leading personal injury firm and are an Accredited Personal Injury Practice with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). We are also finalists at the Manchester Legal Awards 2019 in the Personal Injury Team of the Year category.
Every year, we nominate a charity of the year for the firm to raise money for. Colleagues are asked to put forward any local charities they believe should be chosen as the charity of the year and these are then put to a vote.
Monthly dress down days and cake sales are held, with donations on the day going to the charity and the firm matching any amount raised.
Our chosen charity of the year as nominated by two of colleagues is Mustard Tree. The charity’s focus is on tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness. They offer support to those on benefits and low income and have continued to provide essential support to people during the pandemic, including such things as food parcels and toiletries to those in extreme poverty. They also offer life-changing work by providing life skills courses and employability courses to provide long term help and support to those in need. They have community shops in Ancoats, Eccles and Little Hulton offering access to low cost food through the food club, clothing and household essentials such as furniture, pots and pans - mustardtree.org.uk
In 2020, our chosen charity of the year was Coffee4Craig. The charity provides support for homeless people in Manchester, operating an out of hours drop-in service for people living on the streets. They provide support, hot food, food parcels, showers and medical assistance, as well as mental health crisis intervention - coffee4craig.com
Despite the national lockdown for lots of 2020, we raised a fantastic £2,810 for this incredible charity.
Our charity of the year for 2019 was 42nd Street. They are a Manchester-based mental health charity providing support through counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, online and group therapy to people aged 11-24 - 42ndstreet.org.uk
We run other charitable events throughout the year including themed dress-down days and cake sales. These charities are also nominated by our colleagues and are in addition to raising money for our charity of the year. Examples include Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer and HATS for Headway.
We raised a fantastic £3,000 for the charity throughout 2019, helping them to support more people across the Manchester area.
In 2018, our colleagues raised money for Dementia Friendly Heatons. This charity provides a drop-in centre for people living with dementia and their carers, promoting a dementia-friendly environment and support and information for people living with dementia.
We raised over £1000 in 2018 for this great charity, which was helped them to arrange events and activities for people who attend the drop-in centre and provide joy and happiness to people living with dementia and their loved ones.
We realise the importance of our responsibility towards a healthy global environment and have identified opportunities to contribute to the environmental betterment of our colleagues and clients alike. We promote behaviours and leverage best practices and technologies to reduce the persistence of paper in the workplace.
In 2019, we aim to reduce our paper storage by 60%, as well as reduce our physical consumption of paper by 60% and have implemented supporting business practices and technologies that support
We believe our colleagues are our greatest asset and we are committed to ensuring everyone is afforded appropriate training, support and development throughout their career here at CFG Law. We aim to provide a safe, secure and supportive environment for all colleagues and have a number of policies and benefits in place to ensure their wellbeing.
We treat all employees equally and create a working environment which is free from discrimination and harassment and which reflects the diverse background and beliefs of employees.