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Movember: Blacks raise money for men’s health

Five colleagues from Blacks Solicitors have taken up the Movember challenge, growing their moustaches to raise money for men’s health. Stepping up to the mark are Dave Paterson, Marc Warren, Alex Morris, Josh Walker and Benjamin Aris from Blacks’ Corporate, Employment and Commercial Property teams. The challenge The movement aims to raise awareness and funding […]

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My First Week at Blacks as a Trainee Solicitor

I imagine for most people arriving at the office on the first day of being a Trainee Solicitor at Blacks feels like being the new kid at school; nervous about what might happen, and excited to be starting the next chapter of your career. Luckily for me, transitioning from a Paralegal to a Trainee meant […]

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Volunteering for St George’s Crypt

Volunteering for Leeds-based charity St George’s Crypt keeps me grounded, gives me the opportunity to connect with people from different backgrounds, and allows me to support the local community. I’ve always been passionate about helping people and I first started to volunteer when I was in the Sixth Form at Penistone Grammar School. In 2006 […]

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30km for Leeds Mind: An Unexpected Journey!

On Saturday 13 July 20 employees, nine family members, and six dogs completed a 30km sponsored walk in aid of Blacks’ Charity of the Year, Leeds Mind. Walkers began to arrive at Bingley Station at around 9am. By 9:30am we were all present and correct, had made a fuss over the dogs, dished out all […]

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The Wharefedale Ton: 100 Miles for Leeds Mind

I recently took part in the Wharefedale Ton, the 100 mile Charity Bike Ride. Whilst the entry fee goes to supporting Marie Curie, riders can also choose to raise money for a charity of their choice. I decided to raise money for Blacks’ Charity of the Year, Leeds Mind, which helps raise awareness of mental […]

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Women in (and out of) Law

Recently my colleague Anushka Nicholas and I had the pleasure of attending the Women in Law Summit in London where the presentations, workshops, and seminars in which we participated were inspiring, encouraging, and uplifting. From panel discussions led by women at the top of their field, to talks delivered by aspiring young professionals, there was […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

You may be aware that this week has been Mental Health Awareness Week. To help raise awareness of mental health problems, which may affect any one of us during our lifetimes, Blacks Solicitors arranged a number of talks and activities for its staff. Massages To kick off the week we arranged for a massage therapist […]

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A Personal Journey: Running for Mind

My running journey started in July 2016 shortly after I had lost a close friend to suicide. Joe was a lovely young man with such a kind heart. He always had this big beautiful grin on his face and was so welcoming to everyone. After the initial shock and once the funeral had taken place, […]

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Blacks Solicitors Kick-Start Fundraising for Leeds Mind

This year Blacks’ employees voted for Leeds Mind to be their chosen Charity of the Year and the CSR team have been busy developing an exciting events calendar full of fundraising activities for the year ahead! In addition to raising money, we also want to do our best to raise awareness of Leeds Mind who […]

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Change for charities

As the use of cash for everyday purchases diminishes, and the use of contactless cards and mobile pay tools become the norm, it is becoming clear that charities will need to adapt and move away from traditional fundraising techniques. Interestingly, in their March 2018 report the Charities Aid Foundation also found that although the amount […]

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