Below is a summary of the work we do in the community.
Scullion LAW were the first law firm in Scotland to proudly win the first Scottish Legal Award for our Commitment to the Community in 2016. We care for others and believe ‘in a world where you can be anything – BE KIND’ and this has been the core of our business since 1979. We offer legal solutions to people and in addition to the services we offer, we go above and beyond outside of work to show we care. Most recently due to COVID19 we donated money to ensure that everyone working at Marie Curie, Scotland and others on the frontline had access to the PPE and hand sanitiser needed. We also offered a free Will writing service to everyone in the NHS and carers, as a thank you to them for looking after our MD Nicholas Scullion who was in the Queen Elizabeth for 10 days. A small act of kindness towards others every day goes a long way.
Christmas 2020 instead of doing secret santa we donated our money to the Hamilton Foodbank to help people in the community who would otherwise go without.
We believe more so now than ever that it is important to be kind and show you care.
Be kind always.
FREE Wills in aid of Marie Curie, Scotland 2014-2020.
Since 2014 we have been making FREE WILLS for everyone across Scotland aged 55 and over, in aid of Marie Curie. The FREE-WILL scheme continues to go from strength to strength, with thanks for the continued generosity and kindness of people in our community. Together we have generated a substantial amount of future income for the charity (upwards of £230,000) to care and support people living with a terminal illness. So far we have helped nearly 1000 people across Scotland make a FREE WILL and a Power of Attorney whilst raising money for a great cause. Every £20 raised in donations helps pay for one hour of nursing care. Every £180 raised, pays for someone with a terminal illness to attend the day therapy unit at the hospice. Every £1,250 raised pays for a portable oxygen system that will relieve distressing symptoms, so a person doesn’t have to be confined to bed. Every £ makes a positive difference especially in 2020 due to a lot of the fundraising events being cancelled due to covid. So the charity need our help and support now more than ever. Please note in 2020 we extended the campaign to offer Wills to everyone over 18 and we also wrote over 100 FREE Wills for people working in the NHS or carers.
Dementia Friends – supporting Alzheimer Scotland
All our staff are trained Dementia Friends. We are on hand to help and support those living with Dementia in our community. If you would like to speak to our Private Client team to get your legal affairs organised for the future please call 01698 283 265. We are delighted to offer home visits upon request so that you can organise your legal needs from the comfort of your home or via ZOOM. We can help with Powers of Attorney, Wills, Future Planning, Estate Planning/ Administration, Care Home Planning, Tax Planning, Trusts and more. Over the last few years, our team have taken part in various fundraising events such as the ZipSlide across the River Clyde. 10ks and the Memory Walk to raise as much money and awareness for Alzheimer Scotland as we can. It is a charity close to many of our hearts.
Most recently we bought Alzheimer Scotland branded face masks to keep us safe whilst supporting a very worthy cause.
Scullion LAW Annual Debating Cup 2009-2019
Scullion LAW are proud to continue working closely with schools throughout North and South Lanarkshire. For the last 10 years we have been working closely with local MSPs, teachers and businesses to guide students through the art of public speaking in the hope they will grow in confidence, form opinions of their own and realise their views actually DO matter. We listen. We find the talent in our community so inspiring. We would like to thank all the teachers, pupils and staff that continue to take part in the annual Scullion LAW Debating Cup. The competition was last held on November 2019 (postponed 2020 due to COVID19).
Kiltwalk 2019 & 2020
A few of us took part in the 23 mile #Kiltwalk19 from Glasgow Green to Loch Lomond on April 28th 2019. We raised over £2,400 as a team for charities close to our hearts and this was topped up by 40% by the Tom Hunter Foundation. We all really enjoyed taking part and kept each other going throughout the 23 miles. Emma,Sarah and Liz walked for Marie Curie, Gordon walked for Classrooms in Malawi, Nicholas walked in aid of Oxfam and Diana walked in aid of the Catherine McEwan Foundation, Glasgow to raise awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In 2020 we did the virtual walk (due to the main event being postponed) and raised more money thanks to Sir Tom Hunter for topping up all donations by 100%. Diana McLeish our Marketing Manager walked 28 miles from Bearsden beyond Loch Lomond along the West Highland Way.
Glasgow Business Awards – Healthy and Active Workplace
We were shortlisted for #GBA19 Healthy and Active Workplace Award. At Scullion LAW our people are always our priority and we want to ensure our internal environment is inclusive, diverse, safe and welcoming. We treat others as they wish to be treated. We respect each other and work effectively together. Everyone is accepted and valued. We celebrate the fact that each member of our staff is unique. We focus on mental, physical and spiritual well being. We have a large garden in Hamilton with a thinking swing, lots of large open windows, plants, standing desks, walking meetings, chill out zones etc and we are in the process of creating a multi faith/ mindfulness area. We also actively encourage fundraising. We want our team to be as fit and healthy as they can, by challenging themselves whilst doing something out of the box and raising money for causes close to their hearts. We also provide career progression, Spanish class during lunch time, subsidised yoga and subsidised gym access plus more. We want our team to be happy at work.
Our people are our greatest asset and our motto is ‘team work makes the dream work’. We are like a big extended family.
If you would like to speak to us in more detail about our community involvement email firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Bite Sleep in the Park 2018/19
On 8 December 2018 Directors Nigel and Nicholas Scullion ‘Slept Out’ in the freezing cold, Kelvingrove Park to support Social Bite. They have so far raised over £1,950 to help end homelessness across Scotland. Well done to everyone else who took part in this amazing campaign. It is such a great charity to support and they are really making such a positive difference here in #Scotland to #endhomelessness.
We care about our team and want to shout out about LAWCARE.
We at Scullion LAW want to continue to create a healthy and supportive working environment for all our staff and their mental health. You may ask what exactly is mental health? Well…. In a nutshell it is our emotional, psychological and social well-being. Mental health, affects how we feel, think and act and directly correlates to how we handle stress, make decisions and how we relate to others. We are in the work place for the majority of our day and we want to stress to everyone that there is support if you require it. The support on offer is completely confidential. Remember it takes a stronger person to admit that they don’t have all the answers when it comes to dealing with uncomfortable emotions or feelings!
A little about LAWCARE- contact number: 0800 279 6888
“ We provide support and information for anyone in the legal community who is feeling the pressure of work or study, experiencing relationship or financial problems, coping with illness, dependency, bereavement, anxiety or depressions.”
Benefits of contacting LAWCARE:
What else do we do?
We sponsor local boxing, bowling and football clubs. We also sponsor various golf days and ladies lunches etc. We donate regularly to the foodbank and Marys Meals as well as to villages in Africa to supply them with clean drinking water and access to education. Our budgets are limited but we are always happy to help where we can. What we lack in investments we make up by giving our time, passion, effort and energy to help others. We believe now more than ever it is important to show others that you CARE.
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730 Dumbarton Road
0141 374 2121