Quick facts

About Berwin Leighton Paisner


What is it like to work for Berwin Leighton Paisner

Leadership
Leadership
There is an open door policy across BLP. Each year the Managing Partner hosts a strategy presentation for all staff which covers key achievements of the firm during the year, what BLP's goals are for the future and how they are going to get there. He notes key achievements across various departments and takes questions/feedback. This forum provides an opportunity for staff to ask questions. Department heads also hold lunches with fee-earners to answer any queries face-to-face and provide information of firm/department plans. The Managing Partner places great importance on cascading management information and plans to all staff as well as gathering their feedback.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
A variety of training courses are on offer to all employees in order to help them achieve their potential at the firm. These include Career Development Courses for legal staff, the Excelerator Programme; a six module programme for senior associates and a blended programme of externally delivered workshops, external executive coaching and internal mentoring for newly promoted partners. Work-related formal qualifications are fully sponsored by the firm. In addition to this, employees are permitted to take up to five days study leave per year. Most teams have an away day each year. These are held offsite and focus on business plans to show individuals how they fit with the team's goals and on teambuilding - there is always a social element.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Career development frameworks are in place for all staff including lawyers, secretaries and business services teams. The framework clearly sets out what individuals should be doing in their current role and what they should do to develop and gain promotion to the next level. There are broad salary bandings and individual performance determines where in the band employees sit. Exceptional merit bonuses are often awarded. The organisation work in a busy environment and reward staff for their contribution by an additional day's holiday over the Christmas period, an early finish on your birthday and time off in lieu as appropriate i.e. at the end of a deal.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • Sites:

    1

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Staff:

    1191

  • Average Age:

    37

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    40.00

  • Male : Female:

    42% / 58%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    70%

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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