People & Community

We want to improve the lives of others through sustainable initiatives and by putting down roots in each country where we operate. Our support co-ordinated through Rouse Cares ranges from pro bono legal services to supporting charitable institutions and working directly with community organisations.

Our programme also provides valuable opportunities for the personal and professional development of employees by supporting their participation in community and charity-based initiatives.

IP Advisers for the Public

PIIPA (Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors) is a United States based organisation that does pro bono IP work for people in the developing world who do not have resources to work with IP lawyers. Rouser's Nick Redfearn and Gunawan Suryomurcito are on the PIIPA panel. When Rouse comes across people with great ideas who cannot afford to protect them we recommend them to PIIPA.

Give As You Earn scheme

Rouse Cares in the UK is making giving easy with their Give As You Earn scheme for charity donations. The scheme is offered and encouraged as it costs employees less and the nominated charities receive more! With the charity receiving money regularly it enables better future planning - quite a significant benefit!

Rouse Indonesia supports the Priscilla Hall Foundation

Rouse Indonesia has been supporting the Priscilla Hall Foundation since 2007. The Foundation was set up by the family and friends of Priscilla, an Australian, after she was killed in a plane accident at Lake Lido, 65 km south of Jakarta in Indonesia. The foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable fund that aims to help underprivileged children of Indonesia. The vision of the Foundation is 'to provide direct and on-going assistance to Indonesian children in need, with a focus on meeting their basic nutritional, shelter and educational requirements.'

Rouse continues to support the Foundation as a major sponsor of an annual fund-raiser and by supporting the Foundation's projects, such as Rasa Meja Depan, a Jakarta orphanage and school for homeless children. The Rouse team also provide technical support to the Foundation's board.

Our pro bono work

We are committed to providing pro bono legal services to a range of charities and community organisations and encourage all of our professional staff globally to take part in these activities.

Our community

United Arab Emirates

Ramadan is always an event which attracts significant charitable activity from both individuals and companies. Our Dubai office has, for several years, supported the Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities.    

For the past 35 years, Al Noor has been giving individuals with special needs access to special education, towards independence, and integration into society. Its trans-disciplinary approach to training is aligned to international standards, and it remains on the path of continual improvement towards excellence.

In 2007 it opened a new purpose-built facility that could accommodate up to 300 students, from where it helps those with special needs from occupational, physical and speech therapy to producing items to sell in its own branded retail outlet Smiles n’ Stuff, and work placements in companies. 

“We have been donating to Al Noor Training Centre over the years because of its dedication to providing resources and opportunities for those with disabilities. It has been very rewarding to know that our donation really does help to make a difference to the lives of many young people in Dubai” Chad Dowle, UAE Country Manager.

Vietnam

In late 2016, Rouse's Vietnam team raised significant funds for the Christina Noble Children's Foundation. It is a charity working in Vietnam to help children in need of medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational opportunities, vocational training and job placement, as well as children at risk of exploitation. 

The team made their own Christmas cards, selling around 3,000 cards based on designs by children from the Foundation and Rouse staff. They also organised an art auction as part of their Christmas party, auctioning paintings by children from the Foundation and Rouse's own artists in residence!

Russia

Our Russia team took part in the 2017 Moscow Legal Run. Taking place in Sokolniki Park, entrants could choose to do 5 or 10 km courses. This is the second year that Rouse has participated along with many other competitors from across Moscow’s legal world.

The Legal Run takes place in more than 50 cities across 12 countries and involves more than 5000 runners. It raises money for charity and in 2017 more than 5 million roubles was raised to be distributed amongst a number of charities in Russia and across the CIS.