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A technical training programme is provided for each practice group in the firm. These programmes typically involve a mix of new legal developments, refreshers on core areas of black letter law and practice and updates on key industry sectors. The format of this training range from traditional talks, to workshops based on case studies and where appropriate, more informal group discussions and debriefs. A comprehensive range of skills training sessions is provided within the Client and Business Development Skills area to help support the overall strategy for client and business development in the firm. Courses cover content such as effective client relationship management, client listening, pitch training and creating new business opportunities.
Olswang work in genuine partnership with charities raising money, providing pro bono legal advice and volunteering. They encourage absolutely all of their people to get involved in their community investment work as although they are a law firm Olswang understand that all their people have skills to offer. They have a huge level of engagement in their CR programme with 58% of their people actively involved.
Partners are encouraged to give regular thanks and timely feedback. Staff have regular mentor meetings to discuss work and career development. There is a firm wide bonus so that staff can earn an additional performance related bonus when climate permits and budget is exceeded. Legal staff are also on a performance related career structure so that promotion decisions are made on the basis of merit and individual contribution.
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Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave
On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships
10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours
On-site nursery or vouchers
40% of employees with more than 5 years' service
At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay
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