Since its inception Bellevue Law has been committed to doing business fairly, and ethical practices remain at the heart of our legal practice:

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Ethical commitments at Bellevue Law

Bellevue Law is committed to fair business practices.  We were the first law firm in the UK to be accredited by the Good Business Charter for our ethical commitment. Please take a look at this news release from February 2020 for more details.

We are committed to a broader set of ethical business practices, including prompt payment of suppliers, paying the London Living Wage, fair tax practices and minimising our environmental impact. Every day in these small but important ways, we try to do our part in making a difference.

We are currently working towards becoming a B-Corp, another hallmark of firms who approach business ethically. In their words “Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.”

Environmental Impact

We measure and seek to limit our environmental impact, working with independent consultancy Zevero to analyse our Greenhouse Gas emissions and steps we can take reduce them.  Zevero’s analysis summarised in the following document.

Pro bono at Bellevue Law

Our lawyers have a longstanding commitment to pro bono work (providing free legal advice “for the public good”).  Prior to starting Bellevue Law, our founder Florence Brocklesby set up and ran pro bono programmes for two international law firms, and she has also served as a trustee of both the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens Advice Bureau and South West London Law Centres.  

Historically, our lawyers’ pro bono work focussed on human rights, including death penalty and Guantanamo/War on Terror cases.  More recently the firm has represented low income individuals and acted in cases where important principles are at stake, particularly in the areas of women’s rights, employment law and discrimination.

Charitable efforts at Bellevue Law

We are deeply embedded in our local community and are proud to provide regular financial support to charities in South West London, including our longstanding partner Home-Start Wandsworth.

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If you’d like to speak to us about our ethical commitments, pro bono or community activities, please do not hesitate to contact Florence Brocklesby.