CSR is defined as the integration of business operations and values, whereby the interests of all members, employees, clients, the community and the environment are reflected in Chambers’ policies and actions.
Purpose and Aims
The purpose of this policy is to make clear what we mean by CSR and how we propose to work towards achieving it. The CSR policy governs our approach to all our activities. As a responsible organisation, 43 Temple Row recognises that its activities have a wider impact on the society in which it operates so we consider our collective and individual responsibilities by becoming active and conscientious members of society.
We recognise that good CSR embraces all aspects of sustainable development and the way we affect people through our activities.
Equality and Fairness
We shall operate in a way that safeguards against unfair business practices and take a responsible approach when developing relationships with our clients and their interests. 43 Temple Row are committed to equal opportunities, practice and procedures. These standards apply from staffing to the appointment of tenants with the administration of mini-pupillages and acceptance of instructions. Chambers maintains full compliance the Bar Code of Conduct. Chambers promote flexible working and a sensible work-life balance for all members, pupils and clerks.
We recognise that our activities have an impact on the environment. 43 Temple Row are committed to ensuring that we act in an environmentally responsible manner and to minimise our environmental impact through:-
We are dedicated to regular charitable activity including fundraising events, community involvement and pro bono work. Members of 43 Temple Row are committed to undertaking publicly funded and pro bono work and are dedicated to ensuring the highest possible level of representation in all aspects of work, whether it is privately funded, publicly funded or on a pro bono basis.
The legal community
43 Temple Row are committed to “giving back” to the legal community. We welcome applications for mini-pupillage and will endeavour to offer full pupillage in the future. In addition Chambers will ensure that training and support is provided to all our barristers, pupils, mini-pupils and clerks.