Andrew Garard and Julia Stephenson from ITV collect CSR award at Legal Business Awards 2016

Award winning Legal Social Mobility Partnership

The Legal Social Mobility Partnership (LSMP) takes home "CSR Programme of the Year 2016"

We’re proud to announce that the Legal Social Mobility Partnership has been awarded “CSR Programme of the Year” at this year’s Legal Business Awards.

Led by ITV’s Andrew Garard, Group Legal Director and Company Secretary, and Barry Matthews, Director of Legal Affairs & Third Party Sales, the programme was set up with the view that if you’re thinking of a career in law, it doesn’t matter what your background is.

To be recognised within the legal industry as the programme that has made the strongest overall contribution to corporate social responsibility, is a huge accolade not only for us but for the many partners involved in the programme.

Find out more about the LSMP here

The Legal Social Mobility Partnership (LSMP) aims to broaden access to the legal profession by providing students from less-privileged backgrounds access to a work insight and skills programme. LSMP is a broad-based initiative with a number of law firm and corporate sponsors, but ITV has been a driving force behind it and Matthews in particular has been a vocal campaigner for greater social awareness.Legal Business Awards 2016