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HM3 Legal is First ABS Law Firm in North of England to Become a B Corp

HM3 Legal is the first Alternative Business Structure (ABS) law firm in the North of England to become a certified B Corporation.

HM3 Legal is now part of a rapidly expanding community of over 2,000 UK businesses, and almost 8,000 global businesses including Innocent Drinks, Patagonia, The Body Shop and Sipsmith Gin. The B Corp movement is reinventing ways to do business and all global B Corps are committed to using the power of business to act as a force for good.

Benefitting people and the planet

An ABS firm has non-lawyers in its ownership and management structure, which highlights how HM3 Legal is doing law differently, welcoming alternative viewpoints and input into decision-making. Having an independent B Corp certification demonstrates that HM3 Legal meets very high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

Changing lives for the better

Aligning with B Corp supports HM3 Legal’s commitment to having a positive impact. Their vision is to change lives for the better for clients, colleagues and communities.

In response to the news Richard Burnett, Commercial Director, comments:

“HM3 Legal officially becoming a certified B Corporation aligns well with our bold vision to be a better business and a little bit different in the legal sector – the new type of business balancing service excellence with positive change and prosperity, for now and for the future. B Corps are often high-performing in terms of financial and operational achievements and for everyone at HM3, B Corp continues our evolution, with more exciting changes ahead.”

Kathy Szeputi, Head of Brand and Communications and B Corp Project Manager, adds:

“We’re humbled and excited to join the global B Corp community of like-minded businesses who have gone through this rigorous process. B Corp certification reflects HM3’s vibrant culture and I would encourage others including law firms in Chester, Liverpool, Wirral and the rest of the North West to become a certified B Corp creating a dynamic hub of sustainable businesses in the region.”

Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says:

“We are pleased to have B Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community — from start-ups to multinationals and across many different industries. Business is a powerful force and B Corps demonstrate that positive impact is possible in any sector. Welcoming HM3 Legal is an exciting moment. B Lab UK and the rest of the B Corp community are really pleased that HM3 Legal is paving the way for a new way of doing things.”

HM3 Legal is also part of the Better Business Act — a coalition made up of over 2,000 businesses campaigning for a change to the law that would see all companies in the UK align their long-term interests with those of wider society and the environment.