We were pleased to welcome the Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees speak to many of our local Managing Partners and Senior Leaders this week.
The Mayor thanked the local profession for their contribution to the City and also outlined a number of initiatives that might be of particular interest to the local legal community:
West of England Black Interns Pilot: In recognition of the employment gap that exists for black graduates, and inspired by the #10000BlackInterns initiative, we are launching a new internship programme in the region – the West of England Black Interns pilot.
The scheme will provide a four week paid work experience for black and mixed heritage students at the end of the summer, with Hargreaves Lansdown coordinating the recruitment and placement of interns.
To find out more, you can go to the website or email WestEngInterns@hl.co.uk – please get in touch with expressions of interest, including how many interns you’d like to take, as soon as possible.
Bristol WORKS – information on how to sign up to offer experiences of work is available at Bristol WORKS and the team can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic Abuse legal support – if firms are in a position to help improve access to representation and advice for people affected my domestic violence, please do contact us and we can put them in contact with Next Link Housing who are leading this work – email@example.com The report of the Mayoral Commission on Domestic Abuse is available to read here, and as part of this work we are asking employers to engage with Hestia’s Everyone’s Business Campaign. Hestia have been commissioned by the government specifically to advise employers on domestic abuse within the workforce.
No Recourse to Public Funds – A ‘One City’ working group is being established on legal support for vulnerable migrants, particularly those that have been accommodated on an emergency basis during the COVID pandemic. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org