Birkett Long LLP

To improve individual lives, businesses and communities by caring, and providing excellent service, for all, by all, all of the time.
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Birkett Long is a leading solicitors' firm with a team of specialist lawyers, financial advisers, patent attorneys and HR experts who offer clients a full range of independent advice.

With its people at its heart, the firm invests heavily in the development of employees and will support career progression and personal aspirations. This ensures engagement and commitment from the individual and the best service for clients.

With improving the service in mind, staff are encouraged to share ideas and make suggestions while managers promote a sense of involvement and ownership through regular team meetings. Birkett Long operates a highly-positive praise culture.

That extends to encouraging staff to be part of the wider community. Birkett Long has a long-standing 'events and fundraising' committee which arranges regular social activities for employees and their families and coordinates fundraising for employee-nominated charities. More than £250,000 has been raised over the past decade but practical, as well as financial support, is offered.

Senior managers believe small gestures go a long way in maintaining morale. At the Christmas lockdown, locally-sourced food and drink hampers, with a card offering an extra day's holiday or a gift voucher, were hand-delivered by partners to employees' home addresses as a thank you for hard work during a difficult year.

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Wellbeing

78% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Birkett Long has a wellbeing commitment that they continue to develop year on year. Employees have access to online learning resources as well as 1-1 counselling services. The firm also introduced 'Workout Wednesdays', two extra days holidays as a thank you to staff, and staff appreciation gifts through the post.
Personal Growth

84% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

There are learning pathways for all employees with a mix of core and flexible working modules to support progress in their careers. One innovative approach encourages staff to get involved in local charities supported by the firm to help them develop personally and increase their profile in the wider community.
Leadership

86% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Senior managers like to be visible and approachable from Day One. Every new employee will meet personally with the managing partner, the head of HR and members of the senior management team to demonstrate their commitment to knowing and listening to their staff.
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78% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Birkett Long has a wellbeing commitment that they continue to develop year on year. Employees have access to online learning resources as well as 1-1 counselling services. The firm also introduced 'Workout Wednesdays', two extra days holidays as a thank you to staff, and staff appreciation gifts through the post.
Personal Growth
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84% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

There are learning pathways for all employees with a mix of core and flexible working modules to support progress in their careers. One innovative approach encourages staff to get involved in local charities supported by the firm to help them develop personally and increase their profile in the wider community.
Leadership
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86% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Senior managers like to be visible and approachable from Day One. Every new employee will meet personally with the managing partner, the head of HR and members of the senior management team to demonstrate their commitment to knowing and listening to their staff.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1821
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
42
Employee average age
25% : 75%
Male : Female employee ratio
49%
Employees earning £35k+
6%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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Birkett Long truly focusses on people – our clients, our employees, our business partners, and those in our local communities. With people and community at our heart, we are committed to investing in our staff and their personal development. Our people are the drivers of the Firm’s success and we recognise that engagement comes in many forms and may look different to each employee. We recognise and reward our teams for their hard work, demonstrating and explaining how they fit into the overall success and strategy of the firm and we actively encourage collaboration and teamwork. We provide our employees with the tools to succeed, lead from the top and we continuously actively listen for meaningful insights into employee experience to help drive and shape change. We believe that, by listening, understanding and acting on feedback helps us shape an engagement strategy and creates a more open culture where our employees feel comfortable to share their ideas, feel valued and that they are contributing to the successful functioning and continuous improvement of the Firm.

Joann Kebbell, Partner and Head of HR - Birkett Long LLP

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