Withers LLP

Since 1896 we have been trusted advisors to successful people and businesses with complex legal needs, in good times and bad.
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Best Company to work for in the UK
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This 125-year-old law firm's clients helped it to play a part in the battle against Covid-19. Withers advises some of the richest individuals and families in the world, usually on matters such as property and business deals, divorce and setting up charitable foundations.

After the pandemic started, the firm assisted clients on a pro bono basis to help the National Health Service through initiatives such as Salute the NHS, which provided one million meals for key workers. Withers also supported a number of clients in the creation of a vaccine and offered advice to NHS Charities Together, a long-standing client.

Some of the team also made personal efforts to help the NHS. One of the partners sewed scrubs and another colleague cut 10 inches off her hair to raise funds. London-based Withers has more than 1,200 staff in total, in 17 offices in America and Asia as well as Europe, and generates annual turnover of £220 million.

Online events help to connect the global outposts. To lift spirits last June, the firm organised Withers Fest, a virtual music festival featuring staff, some of whom recited poetry or did magic tricks. Three events were held during the day, to suit the offices' different time zones.

The Withers Tree of Life has been launched to co-ordinate the firm's global sustainability efforts. It has 10 objectives, including reducing energy consumption, creating greener buildings and healthier places to work, and optimising transport methods.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

81% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

Senior management led a series of engagement campaigns after the coronavirus emerged. These included a video series called Desert Island Lockdown, with chairperson Justine Markovitz in the finale. She also took part in 73 “Meet Justine” Skype sessions for all staff.

My Company

91% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

A graduate recruitment app is being developed to help Withers reach a wider pool of diverse candidates. The app will also help the firm meet the need to recruit differently, which became apparent during the pandemic. Social media is playing an increasing role in the search for talent.

Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The Withers World Tour set staff the challenge of walking the equivalent of the distance between all the firm's offices, a total of 23,000 miles. They exceeded the miles target and raised more than £30,000 for charity, including the Mental Health Foundation.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1896
Total number of employees
2
Number of UK locations
40
Employee average age
34% : 66%
Male : Female employee ratio
81%
Employees earning £35k+
11%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Long Service

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Private Healthcare

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

List Positions

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Quote from the top...
"We are incredibly proud of the way our people have supported our initiatives and each other during the pandemic and are delighted to be accredited with an outstanding engagement ranking from Best Companies. We have put a great deal of effort and creativity into our engagement activities over the past year, and this result will inspire us to redouble our efforts, especially by encouraging and enabling everyone to share their great ideas so we continue to improve as a place to work."

Margaret Robertson, CEO - Withers LLP

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