Corporate Social Responsibility

Chafes Hague Lambert is committed to operating in a socially responsible manner and recognise that our business activities impact on the environment.

Where possible, we aim to reduce this through initiatives such as recycling printer cartridges and confidential waste via specialist suppliers.

Our local communities

We also care about the local communities in which we work and where many of our clients live or work. There are many ways in which we do this, by providing work placements, educational talks, volunteers, charitable financial donations and sponsorship of local events and community groups.

For example, each year we sponsor and attend Macclesfield Sheep Dog Trials, the Piano Concerto at Spring Bank Arts Centre, support Knutsford AFC and Toft Cricket Club and we are kit sponsors for Hayfield under 13s football team.

Staff Charity

We do like to try and help charities that are local to us and have made several charitable donations over the last few years, from raising money for a charity chosen by the staff, to the donation of dormant funds.

Charity of the Year

Staff fundraising activities have included dress down Fridays, cake sales and raffles, and office collections have raised over £11,500 for various charities such as:

Dormant Funds

Since 2012 we have donated over £130,000 of dormant funds to The Christie, most recently donating over £48,000 towards the Bloods Closer to Home service at The Christie at Macclesfield.

What is the Bloods Closer to Home project?

When cancer patients are dealing with the demands of treatment, small changes can make a huge difference. This service means that patients on drug treatments, who need blood tests prior to treatment and regularly during treatment, can get them done much closer to home rather than making what could be a two hour round trip to The Christie in Withington.

We are delighted to donate these funds to support this wonderful initiative.

Dormant funds are unclaimed client monies left in the firm’s possession. Before donating these funds, we work hard to try to find clients so we can return their money including searching the internet and contacting the Department of Work and Pensions. After all avenues are exhausted, we make an application to the Solicitors Regulation Authority to release the money to charity. This was a ground breaking way of dealing with these funds and Chafe Hague Lambert were pioneers back in 2012 when it was first done.

“We are grateful that Chafes Hague Lambert pursued the option of donating these dormant funds to The Christie. We rely solely on the generous donations of our supporters and funds we receive directly impact our patients by developing our world-class cancer treatment, research and education.”
Ben Heyworth from The Christie