Corporate social responsibility
At Corker Binning we believe that all businesses, large and small, can contribute to their communities. We currently support four charities annually:
- JUSTICE– the British Section of the International Commission of Jurists, the all-party law reform society. Corker Binning is a Patron of the JUSTICE appeal and Peter Binning sits on the board of JUSTICE. Anna Rothwell and Nick Barnard are members of the current JUSTICE Working Party on Prosecuting Sexual Offences.
- Citizens Watch International (CWI) – Robert Brown is Chairman of CWI, which organises training, research and mutual exchanges between criminal justice professionals and NGO workers within the Russian Federation, the UK and other EU member countries. Its objectives include: promoting education, training and research in the law and legal process and promotes the care, welfare and rehabilitation of those detained in prisons.
- The Big House – an organisation which works with young people who have been through the care system and are finding life difficult. The Big House provides youth with a platform to participate in the making of theatre to have their voices heard. Corker Binning has delivered workshops and regularly attend their performances, as well as providing financial assistance. This initiative is managed by Jessica Maguire.
- Shelter– a homelessness charity that runs a housing helpline, has a network of housing aid centres, and works with local citizens advice bureau. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services.
Corker Binning partners and employees also take an active role in a number of legal associations, charities and services, and several commit a regular amount of time to pro bono work. For example, Andrew Smith, Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh and Alice Lepeuple have been providing pro bono advice concerning extradition and Interpol to Andy Hall, the human rights activist currently facing multiple criminal proceedings in Thailand. David Corker and his son Robbie, who has severe autism, ran the London Marathon on 24 April 2016 and 22 April 2018 in aid of The Saracens Sports Foundation (SSF). SSF is a programme run by the Saracens Rugby Club, which supports and funds sports projects for individuals who seem disadvantaged and isolated.