Investing in Our Communities: Canada

Collectively and individually, our lawyers and staff give of their time and money by participating in charitable activities, serving on boards and committees, and fundraising for charities. We raise money each year to support the United Way across Canada and we have donated to the earthquake relief efforts in Haïti and Japan, and to famine relief efforts in East Africa. Our broader community involvement in Canada includes a partnership with the Canadian Paralympic Committee, sponsoring the Vancouver Canucks in addition to organizing law moots for high school students in Calgary, funding holiday gifts for needy children in Toronto, and sponsoring the annual Desjardins Entrepreneur Awards in Québec.

Investing in Our Communities: London


Fasken Martineau is a member of PRIME, an organisation which encourages diversity in the legal profession and helps schoolchildren broaden their skills. PRIME is a pioneering initiative by the UK's leading law firms to encourage greater diversity in the legal profession by offering quality work experience and continuing support to young people from less privileged backgrounds.

Each year Fasken Martineau offers students aged 13-17 the opportunity to take part in a structured work experience programme that is co-ordinated and delivered by firm staff representing departments across our business.

The programme delivers a minimum of 30-35 hours of work experience and is designed to provide the young people involved with insight into all aspects of our business, not just in law, but also in our professional support services, such as Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources and Marketing.

We continue to develop our relationship with Paddington Academy with students joining us for work experience during the summer. The students spend their time developing skills in a wide variety of areas such as communication, presentation, networking, negotiation and team work.

We look forward to developing a long-term relationship with Paddington Academy to achieve the aims of this valuable initiative, which benefits both the young people involved and the legal profession as a whole.

Charitable and Community Giving

Our lawyers and staff also support a number of national charities such as Cancer Research UK, The Royal British Legion,Barnardo's and Genetic Disorders UK through various initiatives, such as sponsored races, cake sales, coffee mornings and sponsored dress-down days.

Fasken Martineau also supports many of these initiatives by matching the funds raised by its lawyers and staff to increase the donations to these charities.

International Lawyers for Africa

Fasken Martineau is a member firm of International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA), an Africa focused capacity building organisation which aims to build the legal skills and expertise of African lawyers across the continent.

ILFA facilitates three-month placements in leading international law firms offering training in a variety of practice areas including complex services, litigation, intellectual property, project finance and sovereign debt, covering industries from mining, construction and banking to oil & gas.

The ILFA programme has been recognised for its excellence and innovation by a number of international bodies including The Law Society of England & Wales, the Financial Times and Legal Week.

MidKent College

Fasken Martineau has provided invaluable support for students on MidKent College's Legal Secretarial course for several years. The CILEx Diploma taught at the college requires students to gain work placements, with which the firm has always been happy to assist with.

Students who take up placements with the firm gain a unique insight into the legal profession as well as job skills which benefit them in their future careers.

Fasken Martineau hopes its association with MidKent College will continue to grow for many years to come.

MidKent College