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Message from the Senior Partner

Covid has been a transforming shock to our world – for our personal lives and for both the business and political world. Most of us will now have a very new perspective on what matters and what is important. We very much have a new world. This new world will be different. Parts of the old world will return but parts will not. I’m talking about a wide range of perspectives. 

There will still be an abundance of opportunities but we need to be agile and adapt and respond and in this way be ready for a new changing world. There are so many examples of new perspectives. For instance, the issues of Climate Change and a greener world will affect everything we do. 
We are a Future Facing law firm, Bold, Dynamic, Agile and committed to Excellence. An important part of our strategy is to inspire, impact and support our clients, our people and our communities. We are committed to all aspects of diversity and inclusion and we want to ensure that we make a positive impact and meaningful contribution to the communities we live and work in. We are bringing together all our community work to create a new Social Impact programme. 



Our ambition is for the firm to be a leader in social purpose. The aim of our new Social Impact programme is to ensure that collectively and individually, we are able to make a positive difference in the communities we live and work in, both locally and globally. Underpinning our Social Impact programme is the firm’s commitment to responsible business and the UN Global Goals and we will focus on the areas where we can have the most impact: Peace, Justice, Strong Institutions and the Rule of Law (Goal 16), Climate Action (Goal 13),  Reducing Inequalities (Goal 10) and Quality Education (Goal 4).

Penelope Warne
The Senior Partner,
Chairman of the UK LLP Board
and Head of Energy