Muckle LLP is a corporate law firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne with an annual turnover of £13m and employing 150 people. We primarily act for a wide variety of north east based businesses plus a number of national and international corporate clients. The vast majority of our people were born in the north east and there is deep commitment to this region that runs through the whole firm. That is coupled with a strong belief that, firstly, we must not view our success in isolation from the communities in which our people live and, secondly, that the levels of deprivation in this region should simply not exist in the 21st century.
It is our passion to address those issues that has driven the development of our CSR programme and our charitable fund over the last two decades. That fund was set up in 2002 and is managed for us by our charity partner, the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. We have donated 1% of our annual profits to that fund in each year since it was created and made grants totalling over £500,000 to local charities.
In the last 12 months we have supported and worked closely with a range of North East charities, including children’s educational charity Success4All in Newcastle (pictured); anti-food-waste social enterprise ReFuse in Chester-Le-Street; and homelessness support charity Oasis Community Housing, based in Sunderland and Gateshead.