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Additional paid leave to colleagues in the Reserve Forces - Reserves Day 2022

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Posted by Natasha Mason on 22nd June 2022

Armed Forces

We have been helping members of the Armed Forces, their families and the people of Plymouth solve their legal problems for over 200 years. An ever-increasing number of the Wolferstans team are veterans or come from a service family.

Armed Forces Covenant

Wolferstans originally signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) in 2015 and re-signed in 2022. The Armed Forces Covenant is also backed up by a three-tiered Awards Scheme which recognises the level of support delivered (and benefit gained) by the signatory organisation.

Wolferstans pledged to support the employment of veterans and service families, take part in Armed Forces Day and continue to be a forces friendly service provider.

Since signing the Covenant in 2015, the support for our armed forces community internally and in our wider community has grown year by year. This year we will once again be at Plymouth Armed Forces Day helping visitors have an amazing day celebrating our armed forces community.

Natasha Mason, Solicitor and Armed Forces Engagement Champion at Wolferstans, says, “Working with our armed forces community is such an important issue for us. We work collaboratively with an increasing number of organisations and charities to ensure that we are helping as many people as possible and referring our clients and colleagues to those charities and organisations who can provide the welfare support that we can’t. The number of veterans and service families working for Wolferstans has grown significantly, so there is a real commitment within the firm. Being a signatory of the covenant has been a major driving force for us and we look forward to continuing our support.”

If you would like to discuss how your business can support the Armed Forces Covenant, please contact Jon Beake, Regional Employer Engagement at Wessex RFCA, on wx-reed@rfca.mod.uk.

Additional paid leave for colleagues in the Reserves Forces

Wolferstans often liaises with the local Reserve Units HMS Vivid and 165 Port and Maritime Regt RLC to advertise open evenings amongst colleagues who may be interested in a part-time military career alongside their civilian career. In 2020, our Trainee Solicitors took part in a leadership and team building day with 165 Port and Maritime and came away with an insight into the various roles the Army Reserve offers.

Wolferstans offer additional paid leave to colleagues in the Reserve Forces, enabling them to conduct their annual training. Wolferstans also offer up to 8 hours paid leave for colleagues to attend open days and interviews with the Reserve and Regular Armed Forces Careers Office.

Earlier this year, one of our colleagues said goodbye to Wolferstans and is currently enjoying his initial naval training at HMS Raleigh.

If you have any queries about the above, or are a member or former member of the Armed Forces community and would like to speak to our legal term, please contact our Armed Forces Champion, Natasha Mason on nmason@wolferstans.com