Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
The London office is focused on fostering inclusiveness and fairness through our Corporate Responsibility programmes. The foundation of our Corporate Responsibility programme is to work within our local communities to support those furthest from the employment market. We partner with organisations whose motivation is to address the root causes of unemployment.

In January 2017 the firm was delighted to launch their partnership with School Home Support (SHS). SHS share the firm’s fundamental values and work with schools and local authorities to provide support to disadvantaged children and families, tackling the underlying barriers to a successful education with the aim of improving the life chances of children.

The firm host Aspiration Days to provide children of around 10 years of age and their parents or guardians an insight to the office environment and potential careers which it is hoped will motivate them to attend school and work hard.

Win a trip to Chicago
For the chance to win a three day trip to Chicago for you and up to three peers simply answer the following question:

“Why do you think it’s important for City firms to work with our local communities?”

How to enter
To enter groups of up to four law undergraduate students from the same university need to film a two minute video of your answer and upload it to YouTube. Send the link along with the following information to graduaterecruitment@sidley.com.

Contact information
University and degree course

The competition closes on 1 March 2018. After the deadline, Sidley will shortlist three groups to pitch their ideas at our London office with one group winning a trip to Chicago.

Terms and Conditions

  • Groups of no less than two and no more than four undergraduate law students are eligible to enter.
  • Students must attend the same university in the same year and the university must be based in the United Kingdom.
  • Students in their first, second or third year are eligible to enter.
  • Recent graduates are not eligible to enter.
  • Prize consists of up to four economy return flights to Chicago with three nights in a central hotel. No cash alternative will be offered.
  • The group must travel at the same time, travel expenses are not included and flights must be used before December 2018.
  • In-flight entertainment and food will be provided in line with the airline’s policy. Sidley will not cover the cost of any additional in-flight purchases.
  • Travel insurance arrangements and costs must be covered personally by each individual in the winning group.
  • Sidley accepts no liability for cancellations, curtailment, delays, loss of baggage, loss of money or passport, missed flights, injury, death, acts of God, acts of terrorism, hospital fees, imprisonment, or legal fees.
  • Winners must ensure they have a valid passport for travel. Sidley is not responsible for obtaining visas. Winners must check entry requirements for the United States, and acquire any necessary visas independently.
  • Sidley agrees to cover the cost of any taxes relating to flight bookings, but is not liable for any entry or departure taxes levied in the destination country.