This is the first company that I've worked for that treats you as an equal and not just an employee. They listen, understand and value my opinions . The company is flexible and respectful to everyone needs.
We have sought to ensure that the leaders of the firm are clear about what is expected of each member of the team, in a way that is approachable and friendly. We get to know our staff members as individuals, in order that each recognises that they are important to us.
Our people are at the heart of our decision making processes, as we strive to ensure that we are a 'great place to work'.
Last year, following a consultation process, we created a benefits package for our staff for the first time. We put in place a death in service package, private healthcare and we increased the annual holiday entitlement to 28 days with an additional day off for their birthday. We were keen to ensure that these benefits were extended to every staff member, regardless of length of tenure or job role.
We also implemented a wellbeing employment assistance programme which we provided for the partners, staff, and our consultants, as well as for their immediate family members. Our employment assistance programme provides counselling and includes a 24/7 counselling line for urgent or critical issues.
From the inception of the firm in 2003, it was important to the founder that our team enjoy working here. The philosophy behind this is that if we enjoy what we do, we will naturally work hard to produce a quality service which will make the business a success, which benefits everyone.
Over the years we have strived to maintain this attitude and to ensure that the people who work for us feel the same way. When thinking about how best to achieve this, we identified that lawyers tend to be ambitious people and are therefore keen to work for a firm that can offer career development and exposure to good quality work. They want to be made to feel that they are a valued member of a team. We have endeavoured to ensure that what we offer to our staff and the way in which we treat them, is reflected by these guiding principles.