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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.
Bonuses Annual bonuses are determined by individual contribution to the financial performance of the firm.
Training Each department has its own departmental training on black letter law. Combination of legal update meetings and specific sessions on individual topics. Assistants encouraged to attend relevant external courses. Business skills development programme, including personal, client and financial skills.
Appraisals Annual appraisals consist of an appraisal form completed by assistant and considered by supervisor during appraisal meeting. In advance of appraisals the partners and supervisors receive training and HR support. No 360° system, but there is an upwards appraisal process at partner level.
Partner progression Seventy-five per cent of partners are home-grown and there are 21 current lateral partners. Youngest partner 28.
Billable hours target 1,575.
Flexible and part-time working Offered on a case-by-case basis.
Holiday entitlement Twenty-five days plus one day per completed calendar year of service up to 30 days.
Benefits Life assurance, permanent health insurance, permanent medical insurance, onsite GP, in-house lunch room facility, group health club membership and travel season ticket loan. Pensions contributions are open to all staff at 5 per cent.