Quick facts

About DMH Stallard LLP


What is it like to work for DMH Stallard LLP

Leadership
Leadership
DMH’s Senior Management Team is formed primarily of their department heads, along with the other Senior Partners. Seven of the 12 members joined the firm initially as Trainee Solicitors and have worked their way up through the business over a number of years. Having worked at every level in the business, they understand the business and what makes it a success. There is an element of each member of the management team’s profit sharing arrangements directly linked to “good citizen” behaviour, which encourages appropriate behaviour from the very top of the organisation. The Management Team are very visible in the business and spend time with all their people across the offices. They personally behave in ways that are compliant with DMH’s values and principles and anyone who breaches them will not be tolerated for long. The Managing Partner Richard Pollins started life as a trainee and worked in the business for 25 years before being appointed into his current role. Richard works open plan, spends time in all offices and regularly makes a point of floor walking to say hello and catch up informally with staff around the firm. There are also regular social events held for staff throughout the year which Richard attends where possible and he will also personally thank staff at year end and Christmas for their hard work during the year, usually accompanied by an ice cream or chocolates!
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
At DMH 10 minute massages are offered during lunchtimes twice a month at the Gatwick office. Weekly Yoga classes are held at the London office and Pilates classes are scheduled at the Guildford office. Three times a year there are subsidised team social events, where teams are able to choose the type of event and dates to suit. The company also offer free access to the Employee Assistance Programme. The EAP provides 24-hour personal assistance over the telephone where employees can talk to a qualified adviser. The service also includes counselling services and information services covering topics such as managing money, relationships, moving house and family life.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Each year DMH organises an AGM (Annual General Meeting) event that every member of staff is invited to. Unless staff are out of the business on a non-working day or annual leave then all employees are required to attend the afternoon part of the event. The AGM has many different elements to it. There is a Charity Committee raffle in aid of the staff charity on arrival at the event and there are some great prizes to win. The day starts with a presentation from the Managing Partner, which reflects on the firm’s performance over the last 12 months, provides an overview of what the future of the firm may look like and details of the overall strategy. Following the presentation there is a fun team based activity which is organised by a different business group each year. This activity can range from a treasure hunt, quiz, fancy dress competition, ‘Mr & Mrs’ game show and anything in between! Following the afternoon activities there is a dinner and dance. Each member of staff is able to invite a guest of their choice to attend with them should they wish. A live band is organised as entertainment and this year the Managing Partner joined the band on stage to play his guitar! Anyone who lives more than five miles away from the event venue is able to claim up to £40 towards the cost of travelling to and from the evening event or overnight accommodation.

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    Holidays

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  • Long Service
    Long Service

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    Development

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Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    21%

  • Staff:

    251

  • Male : Female:

    32% / 68%

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Earning £35,000+:

    51%

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