The trio of Managing Director Alison Lee, HR Assistant Charlotte Cobb and Solicitor Ali Lee-Smith spent 10 hours trekking in north Wales, reaching the 940m summit of Glyder Fach, one of the highest mountains in Britain.
MD Alison whose firm has six offices, in Portsmouth, Gosport, Portchester, Wickham, Waterlooville and Petersfield, said: “It was pretty hard work, but we enjoyed every minute of it – and managed to raise cash for such a worthy cause.”
The Biscoes threesome was among teams from legal practices participating in the demanding event organised by LawNet, the UK and Ireland’s leading national law firm network.
Alison added: “The scenery was stunningly beautiful and despite the arduous nature of some of the ascents we managed to complete the hike in 10 hours.
“The MND Association, a cause close to our heart, is the only national charity dedicated to improving care and support for people affected by the disease, as well as funding and promoting research, campaigning and raising awareness.”
Biscoes has set up a Just Giving page – www.justgiving.com/Biscoes – for donations with the target of raising £2,000 by the end of the year, aided by a number of other events including a Christmas raffle and Christmas card tree.
Alison, also Chair of the Trustees for Portsmouth FC-affiliated charitable trust Pompey in the Community, said: “We have a strong corporate social responsibility policy in Biscoes and have also sponsored the Rowan’s Hospice Midnight Walk for several years.”
Biscoes, which has 100 staff and was awarded Hampshire Law Society Firm of the Year (Small) 2016, was admitted as a full member of LawNet last September, aligning them with other well-regarded firms through a collaborative support group. Membership is by invitation and firms have to meet stringent entry standards.
The firm is also a member of a number of professional associations, including the Law Society, Hampshire Law Society, The Notaries Society, the Charity Law Association, Portsmouth Property Association and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.
Notes to Editors:
Biscoes Law, which traces its roots back 162 years and is led by managing director Alison Lee, is headquartered in Portsmouth and has five other offices in Gosport, Portchester, Wickham, Waterlooville and Petersfield. Staff number more than 100, including 28 fee-earners.
Biscoes Law is a member of a number of professional associations, including the Law Society, Hampshire Law Society, Notary Services, the Charity Law Association, Portsmouth Property Association and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. The practice is also part of LawNet, the UK and Ireland’s leading network of independent law firms promoting excellence and providing a range of benefits for members.
Biscoes Law has the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark Lexcel, for excellence in legal practice management and client care, and is accredited with the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The firm is among 900 or so practising notaries in England and Wales – duties include authenticating legal documents for use abroad, including for people intending to marry or work overseas.
Historically, the long established Portsmouth based firms of Biscoe Smith, Heather and Bellinger, Cousins Burbidge & Connor and Lyndhurst Groves merged in 1994 to form Biscoes Cousins Groves. In 2004 in the Firm’s 150th year, Biscoes absorbed Wilkinson & Co and merged with King and Franckeiss, both well respected local firms.
Subsequently in 2005 a merger with Covers added a Petersfield office to an already impressive list of locations, which was closely followed by the opening of an office in Gosport. In 2006 a Portchester branch was created following the link up with the long established practice of Barry Swanton & Co. In 2016 commercial specialist Graeme Quar & Co also came under the Biscoes Law banner
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