Trainee solicitors at Ogier recently “logged off” and swapped time in the office for a day working alongside Jersey Trees for Life at Adelina Wood.
Ogier’s CSR programme offers all employees the chance to spend time out of work on volunteering projects. The firm is one of the only Channel Islands firms providing a training contract, where aspiring lawyers can get hands-on work experience while being supported to qualify as an England & Wales solicitor.
Partner Richard Daggett, who heads the firm’s trainee solicitor programme and was himself a trainee at Ogier, said: “Collaboration and team work is essential to the daily life of a lawyer so we ensure that our trainee solicitors build those skills early on in their careers.
“A team volunteering day is fantastic for team-building and great for the community. Our trainees had a productive day helping with the maintenance of the trees, clearing up brushwood and weeding the nursery for saplings to develop.”
Trainee solicitor William Costa said: “I was delighted to take part in one of Ogier’s volunteering days and get to know my fellow trainees outside of the office at the community woodland Adelina Woods. It was also an incredible opportunity to support the remarkable charity that is Jersey Trees for Life and contribute towards a timely and worthwhile cause which is environmental sustainability.”