Emmersons Social Responsibility


Environmental Impact

We have always been environmentally conscious; for example;

  • We use specialist shredding companies to recycle paper
  • We recycle toner and ink cartridges
  • We recover and reuse files, treasury tags and paper within our offices.
  • We have never used plastic water bottles for client meetings. We always use carafes of water.
  • We turn off lights, photocopiers and printers overnight. And we have posters reminding staff to do so.
  • We use low energy lighting where possible
  • We send approximately 95% of our correspondence by email in order to save both trees and the environment
  • We provide hot drinks for staff so they don't need to purchase paper cups
  • We purchase as many items as we can from local suppliers
  • We avoid colour printing whenever possible


Supporting Our Community

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Cancer UK

For many years we have raised funds for Cancer Research by taking part in their annual Will Scheme, and we have been informed that we are one the top-performing firms in the North East in terms of funds raised.


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Feeding Families

Every Christmas we promote Feeding Families and encourage members of the public and other businesses to make drop-off food donations at both of our offices so that Feeding Families can make up Christmas hampers for those in need across the North East.


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McMillan Coffee Morning

We raise awareness of the coffee morning and staff bake cakes and sell them to members of the public and local businesses.


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Dementia Friendly Gosforth

We are members of the Gosforth Dementia Friendly Group, we work with other businesses and charities in the area to educate the public and businesses as to the needs of those with dementia and their carers. This involves local churches, theatres, Admiral nurses, building societies and shops.


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Dementia Friends

Most of our staff are trained Dementia Friends meaning that they know how to assist those with dementia and their carers.


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SSAFFA

For over 20 years, we have supported the Soldiers, Salors and Airforce Association and SSAFFA volunteers. We continue to give free advice to serving and ex-service personnel. This help is for those in dire starts who would not be able to afford legal assistance. We offer free training to SSAFFA volunteers covering various areas of the law.


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Slow Shopping

We are the only solicitors firm in the country currently offering Slow Shopping. Our staff have been trained to assist anyone with mental or physical impairment. We offer free drop-in sessions every week to anyone who may need legal assistance in a calm and welcoming environment.


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St Oswald's Hospice Make a Will Scheme

We annually take part in the scheme raising much needed funds for the hospice via both our Newcastle and Sunderland offices.


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Maggies

We have been involved in offering free talks to the men's' group at Maggie's Cancer Charity on all areas of law relevant to those who attend the group.


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Dementia Friends Champion

Michael Robinson, a director at Emmersons Solicitors, trains others to become Dementia Friends. He has brought together various organisations in Sunderland, including Sunderland Bid, Gentoo Housing and Newcastle Building Society. Michael trained Dementia Friends in small villages in Northumberland and across Sunderland and has also trained members of staff in the justice system.


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Wallsend Boys Club

Wallsend Boys Club approached us to provide kit for their junior team, and we were only too happy to assist as we realise that this club has helped numerous boys become professional football players.


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Blagdon Cricket Club Juniors

We regularly provide sponsored kit for junior teams and their coaches.


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Northern Rugby Club

We have sponsored junior kit and coaches kit.


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Ponteland Rugby Club Juniors

We continue to sponsor junior kit and coaches kit.


Education Support


We visit Sunderland University, Northumbria University, Newcastle High School for Girls to offer advice and encouragement to new generations of lawyers. We offer advice to enhance their chances of becoming lawyers, and we offer regular work experience to local university students whether they are studying away from home or in the North East.


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