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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Appraisals Mid-year and end-of-year appraisals to formally review progress and objectives and revise personal development plan. Assistants are assigned mentors who review performance on an informal basis. Mentors seek feedback from team members and matter feedback forms are completed at the end of the transaction.
Partner progression Seventy-one per cent of current partners are home-grown. Four lateral partners. Youngest partner 31. Partner selection begins with pre-selection according to business case and soft skills criteria through to panel interview.
Billable hours target None.
Flexible and part-time working Offered.
Holiday entitlement Twenty-five days per annum for assistants.
Benefits Permanent health insurance, enhanced maternity package, childcare vouchers, access to car lease scheme. Pension is offered at all levels after a probationary period and at age 28. Percentage of salary offered at 5 per cent to assistants and 10 per cent to partners.