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Bonuses Annual bonuses determined with reference to a number of criteria, including chargeable hours. The value range is between 10 and 20 per cent of salary.
Training Extensive training programme. Each practice area has a bespoke curriculum to deliver black letter law and legal skills training in London and internationally. The firm also has a programme designed to complement technical skills with business, commercial and personal skills development.
Appraisals Self-assessment in preparation for an annual review meeting conducted by one or two partners, with additional input from other partners. During the meeting a personal development plan and agreed objectives are drawn up, forming the basis for development over the next year. The plan is drawn up from a curriculum of compulsory and optional courses tailored to each level in each practice area.
Partner progression Fifty per cent of partners in London are home-grown and there are 18 lateral partners. Youngest partner 30.
Billable hours target Between 1,400 and 1,900, depending on level and jurisdiction.
Flexible and part-time working Flexible working requests are considered in consultation, in line with the needs of the business. Part-time working available.
Holiday entitlement Twenty-five days for all staff.
Benefits Core benefits include occupational pension, private medical insurance and life assurance. Lifestyle benefits include private GP and dental service, gym, season ticket loan, onsite chiropody service, homeopath and reflexologist, discounts on entry to family theme parks.