About Us Corporate Social Responsibility

At MacRoberts, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a part of our every day. It includes our approach to developing and maintaining credible and long term relationships with employees and clients, being socially responsible in our surrounding areas and beyond, and being environmentally friendly.

A twofold approach to CSR

At MacRoberts, we see the purpose of CSR as two-fold: firstly, to help us give something back to the community in which we work; and secondly, to foster a team spirit within the firm, bonding people together and making us closer as work colleagues, generating a pride in who we are and how we work, which translates to a better service to our clients.

The community aspects of our approach to CSR are not driven by an agenda set by partners, but rather allowed to grow organically, enabling all partners and staff within the firm to consider the objectives that they would like the firm to achieve.

Charity Partnerships

We have a number of charity partnerships which you can find out more about below.

Details of our CSR application process will be available on this page and MacRoberts' social media channels in due course.

  • Action for Children

    Action for Children help disadvantaged children in Scotland, from before they are born until they are in their late twenties, through practical services and programmes that are proven to work.

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  • Breast Cancer Now

    Breast Cancer Now is here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future. 

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  • ENABLE Scotland

    ENABLE Scotland – a longstanding valued client and friend of the firm – works for an equal society for every person who has a learning disability.

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  • Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity

    Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity funds enhanced equipment and services at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow to ensure that all of our young patients receive the best possible care and experience.

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  • When You Wish Upon A Star

    When You Wish Upon a Star has a simple mission – to grant the wishes of children living with a life threatening illness. 

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We are delighted that MacRoberts has chosen to support ENABLE Scotland as a corporate partner. Through generating fundraising income from events like the Kiltwalk with companies like MacRoberts, ENABLE Scotland can support more families throughout Scotland.

THERESA SHEARER CEO, ENABLE SCOTLAND

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • Shortlisted for Firm of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2022.

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2019.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • We are a member of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), a UK-based not-for-profit organisation which helps employers build and maintain diverse teams and inclusive cultures through our membership, training, and consultancy services.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • In 2022, MacRoberts received a Bronze Award in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index for our commitment to LGBTQI+ inclusivity in the workplace.

  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.

  • MacRoberts is an Associate Member of SELECT, Scotland's largest construction trade association.