Causes We Support

We’ve been part of the communities of Calderdale and Kirklees for over 130 years. We live and work here and are proud to make a positive contribution to many important community causes and events.

 We support several local charities by carrying out their legal work for free or at a reduced rate - we see this as a practical way of making a positive contribution to the community. We are proud to support Overgate Hospice, The Next Step Trust and The RSPCA in this way. We also support the Upper Valley Community Hub in Hebden Bridge by hosting regular legal advice clinics, where businesses and individuals can pop in for for expert advice on a wide range of legal issues.

Our  Brighouse office is also home to The Bearder Charity, which awards grants totalling £190,000 each year to a wide range of projects in Calderdale.  Over the past two decades, The Bearder Charity has supported thousands of individual and community projects across the Calder Valley. For enquires about The Bearder Charity, please contact Richard Smithies on

If you run a business that’s based in Brighouse, you might have seen us at some of the events organised by Brighouse Business Initiative - a dynamic local organisation we are proud to support.

Our Huddersfield office has close professional links with the University of Huddersfield, where we are proud members of their innovative Partners in Law scheme which provides students with networking, mentoring and training opportunities through renowned legal firms. We are among a select group of highly regarded legal professionals who support the development of the University’s law students in this way.

If you live in Calderdale or Kirklees, chances are you’ll have seen us at many local events including Huddersfield Literature Festival and Brighouse 1940s weekend.

Many of our dedicated team happily give their free time to local organisations, taking on roles as school governors, sports coaches and as trustees of local charities, as well as raising funds for local causes by organising and participating in a real mix of events - from quiz nights to skydiving and bog snorkelling!

We are fierce advocates of the very highest ethical and professional standards and we practise and support equality and diversity in everything we do.