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Charity and Community

Rotheras Solicitors is dedicated to supporting local charities and organisations in the community. We have developed a longstanding relationship with Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire who we have partnered with for their Trees of Life campaign. This campaign aims to get individuals and businesses sponsoring and planting trees across Nottinghamshire, not only to help raise vital funds for the charity but also to improve and enhance the local environment.

Award Winning CSR!

As a result of ongoing collaboration with Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire we won the Partnership of the Year Award at the 2019 Nottingham Post Business Awards

Our Corporate Social Responsibility defines our values and commitment as a firm. We’re driven by the desire to have a positive impact on our local community and environment as well as improving the quality of life of our workforce, and covers the following areas:

  • Charity and community
  • Staff health and wellbeing
  • Equality and diversity
  • Environment

Each year we support the Midland Legal Support Trust by taking part in their legal walk in May to raise money for the trust and the Personal Support Unit who help clients who don’t qualify for legal aid or don’t have the financial means to instruct a solicitor.

At Christmas we sponsor the carol service held at St Marys Church in the Lace Market

Matched Donations

As a firm we encourage and support staff participating in events for charity and offer matched donations of up to £250. Previously we have supported colleagues who have taken part in the Robin Hood Marathon to raise money for Notts County FC Football in the Community and Time to Run, raising money for Parkinson’s UK.

Advice centres and legal clinics

Many of our solicitors and fee earners are involved in weekly legal advice clinics, providing free legal advice to members of the public in local communities. We work with the following organisations to provide legal clinics:

A number of our Wills and Probate partners have also given talks offering legal advice to the Alzheimer’s Society and local care homes.

Free Wills

Our Wills, Probate and Trusts department work with a variety of local organisations to offer free wills to the public including Cancer Research UK, Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Nottinghamshire Hospice and Nottingham Women’s Centre and we take part in Will Aid every November.

Staff health and wellbeing

We recognise that our staff are our most important asset, and as a result we offer a flexible working hours policy to ensure staff have a good work-life balance, as well as agile working options as a result of a survey conducted by the firm asking staff how they want to work since the Covid-19 pandemic. We also offer a number of benefits to staff including generous holiday allowance, a bonus scheme, pension scheme and life assurance.

We have also launched a Development Forum, providing staff with a series of events and activities that give them the opportunity to engage in learning more about how they can maximise their potential and develop both their professional and personal effectiveness.

We have a firm book club and hold regular social events, organised by our Social Committee including Pay-day drinks, bowling, escape rooms, and a lunch club.

We have also set up running and walking clubs, giving staff the opportunity to socialise out of work and stay healthy.

Employee of the Month scheme

Our Employee of the Month scheme recognises staff members who have demonstrated behaviours that align with our firm values, with a different value chosen each month. The month’s top performer is rewarded with £50 of vouchers of their choosing and the firm donates £150 to the charity of their choice.

Commuter schemes

We have introduced a Cycle to work scheme in which the firm contributes an amount towards the cost of a bike, as well as Tram to Work and Bus to Work schemes to encourage staff to use public transport to get to work.

Equality and diversity

Rothera Sharp is very mindful of all of its obligations relating to equality and diversity and has an ethos running throughout the firm which encompasses all aspects of this concept. This not only covers its responsibility to staff (and those who apply for positions with us) but also to clients and non-clients alike.

We undertake internal surveys annually amongst our staff regarding their characteristics and the results of the latest survey are available here.

Environment

Our Green Committee, established in 2019 was created to encourage all staff to put forward suggestions for making our offices and our systems more efficient and the refurbishment of our offices ensures that our workspaces are more sustainable.

You can read more about our environmental initiatives by visiting our Sustainability page.

News
Telephone Receptionist

We’re Recruiting: Telephone Receptionist

An opportunity has arisen to join our team as a Telephone Receptionist.  This person will be the first point of contact for all inbound telephone enquiries.

We are looking for a friendly and cheery person who has excellent communication skills.  You will be dealing with clients on the telephone, taking messages and passing calls on to other members of staff.

The role is full-time, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and can be based at our office in The Lace Market in Nottingham or at home or a mixture of the two (hybrid working).

External Transport Manager

A Short Guide to Meeting Your Responsibilities as an External Transport Manager

It is not easy being an External Transport Manager. You have the same responsibilities as a full-time in-house Transport Manager however you might only be contracted for a handful of hours a week in the case of a single vehicle operator. Even for a diligent External Transport Manager it can be difficult to exercise continuous and effective control when you may only see the vehicles you are responsible for a few hours a week.

This guide is intended to be a short, no-nonsense crib sheet for External Transport Managers. It is by no means comprehensive, but it does flag up some of the more common issues that can ultimately lead to problems with the Traffic Commissioner.

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