SJ Berwin partners to rate each other

SJ Berwin has fine-tuned its partner appraisal system by allowing partners to rate the performances of their colleagues anonymously.

Under the previous system, each partner picked a panel of associates who were invited to give anonymous feedback on that partner’s performance in areas such as people management.

However, for the first time this year the panels will include other partners who can offer anonymous input. SJ Berwin does not operate a strict lockstep structure, so partners are already appraised by each other through the firm’s remuneration committee.