Sharpe Pritchard

Lawyers with purpose – we work with you to make a difference.
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Remote working has not meant that leadership has been less visible at Sharpe Pritchard. Apart from regular live-event briefings, HR support for line management, and social events, it set up its own Desert Island Discs. All members of the firm are profiled through a Spotify playlist every Friday.

Sharpe Pritchard is a London-based law firm that serves a client base comprising local authorities, other public-sector organisations and registered social landlords, as well as commercial clients and third-sector organisations.

It advises on a wide range of public law matters, spanning electoral and local government law, procurement, construction, infrastructure, data protection and information law, planning and dispute resolution.

Sharpe Pritchard combines expert legal advice with commercial acumen, a high level of client service and an outstanding reputation for its public law work. It takes pride in building close working relationships with its clients and providing added value at every step.

The firm is on a number of panels, and all public sector organisations have a route to instruct it.

Sharpe Pritchard is recommended in the highest tiers of all the major legal directories, including the Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and The Times Best Law Firms.

Its staff are at the core of its success. Sharpe Pritchard recognises the importance of looking after the team's wellbeing and focuses on encouraging high levels of engagement throughout the organisation through a variety of key initiatives.

Featured Workplace Factors

Wellbeing

62% of staff agreed

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

Promoting the mental and physical health of its team while working from home during the pandemic was a priority and this was recognised by a London Healthy Workplace Award.

Fair Deal

70% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

In spite of the pandemic, all staff received above-inflation pay rises. Surveys revealed a desire for more employment benefits in addition to a competitive salary. In response, the firm is offering life assurance, income protection and smart health schemes on top of its other benefits.

Giving Something Back

92% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The firm occupies modern offices in central London that have a variety of energy-efficiency measures in place. In normal times, most staff commute to work by public transport. There is also a bike loan scheme.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1826
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
39
Employee average age
30% : 70%
Male : Female employee ratio
79%
Employees earning £35k+
18%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Women in Senior Management

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