Royds people are amazing. If we say so ourselves. As well as being legal and support professionals of the highest calibre they also donate a lot of their time and energy to pursuing their passions and supporting their causes when they are not at work. We support them as much as we can. Sometimes there are reports in the Royds blog.
To give you a flavour of just some of the things that our people do:
Sports – Those that are particularly sporty twist the arms of their more sedate colleagues to get them to join in with sports events where we get to spend time with our clients’ people and with our professional and local colleagues. There have been football, soft ball and cricket matches recently and, when the weather is unfriendly we have been known to participate in 10 pin bowling. One or two of our people have a passion for particular sports and have pursued them to a high level of excellence – for example, Gemma Ospedale was involved in horse racing before she began her legal career. Several of our people are devoting their time to the volunteer programmes for the London 2012 Olympics.
Fundraising – The really fit members of our team put themselves through some real punishment to raise money for charity. Recently we had entrants in the Extreme 5 Quadathlon to raise money for Homes in Zimbabwe and others have competed in the London Twin Peaks Challenge and some are participating in Hell Runners. Several members of the firm have run in the London Marathon – raising money for our nominated charities – and one has even trekked to Everest to raise funds.
Quizzes – To create an informal but fun environment, our people organise lots of quizzes and they raise money as they do so. The retail, charities and employment teams have all been active in this area. Some of the events are now – by popular demand – annual fixtures.
Property – Such is the enthusiasm of our young lawyers that a couple have taken the initiative to generate sponsorship and create an informal networking group for young property professionals.
Music – One of our lawyers is a concert organist. He provides public recitals across the country and has done much to improve the knowledge base and profile of organ music, having written numerous treaties on key works.
Time and energy – As mentioned in the charities section, many of our lawyers devote considerable time and energy – both within and beyond office hours – to supporting professional and other groups in their communities. This also includes help as Governors in schools and as trustees in charities. One lawyer, James Millar-Craig, gives much time to the ME Association.
Environment – We try to be a responsible business with regards to the environment. For example, we are members of Paper Round and take part in its Trees for Cities programme. Royds has also won an award for office recycling.
We hope this gives you a flavour of the enormous range of talents and passions of the people at Royds. We hope very much to meet you in person to share our common passions.
Please contact us for further information.