Russell-Cooke

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Founded in 1880 and based in London, Russell-Cooke are a top 100 legal firm that provides legal advice to a wide range of businesses, organisations and individuals. The company employs 200 highly-regarded, specialist lawyers, many of whom are recognised by prestigious legal directories The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Russell-Cook have a range of core principles that affect how they not only interact with clients, but also how they treat their staff. Some examples of their key beliefs include being straightforward, open and honest; dealing with everyone fairly and with respect; and being serious about their work without taking themselves too seriously. The firm is led by managing partner Jonathan Thornton, but senior management at the company aim to ensure there are as few layers of management and reporting as possible. The Board are elected by peers each year and they acknowledge that the growth of the firm is driven by the ambition of the individual members of staff that make up the company, rather than the decision makers.

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My Company

91% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Numerous clubs and activities are organised by staff and funded by the firm, including a book club and film club, as well as various sports groups. The firm also recently installed a small gymnasium that is free for staff to use, and provides guidance and support for people with physical and mental health needs.

My Team

83% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

The firm encourages staff to pursue business development opportunities in areas of personal interest to them, with one senior associate who is experienced in dealing with children with special educational needs receiving assistance in developing a new practice area in education law.

Giving Something Back

81% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The firm encourages staff to pursue business development opportunities in areas of personal interest to them, with one senior associate who is experienced in dealing with children with special educational needs receiving assistance in developing a new practice area in education law.

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Employees earning £35k+
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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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