Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Legal Service Provider
  • Year established:
    1857
  • Website:
    http://www.thorntons-law.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Whitehall House, , 33 Yeaman Shore, Dundee, Tayside, DD1 4BJ

About Thorntons Law LLP

Thorntons Law LLP are one of Scotland's largest full-service law firms, with ten offices across the East of Scotland. Their legal and estate agency teams deliver practical advice to a wide range of clients.

They have 56 partners supported by over 500 colleagues in offices in Dundee, Angus, Fife, Perth and Edinburgh. Thorntons Law can trace its roots back to 1857 when Sir Thomas Thornton began a legal practice in Dundee.

They employ a “reduce, recycle, reuse” initiative in activities that impact on the environment, and are reducing their carbon footprint with fuel efficient, electric or hybrid vehicles. They have a bike to work scheme in place and are working on ways to further promote green commuting.

In addition, these initiatives include video-conferencing facilities for internal meetings, seminars and client meetings are in place in most of their offices, reducing the number of inter-office business trips by approximately 1,320 per year, reducing inter-office travel by 66,000 miles annually.


What is it like to work for Thorntons Law LLP

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They are experimenting with new initiatives to enhance employee wellbeing including a six-week healthy eating programme, lunchtime meditation sessions and the introduction of table tennis. They are also in discussion with a local choirmaster to host lunchtime choir sessions.
My Company
My Company
In 2016 they introduced Fika, a Swedish concept, when people take a break from work in order to get together informally over coffee. These cross-team sessions offer time for personal and professional chat. Fika is status free and very levelling.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Through JACK, (the company’s new intranet, the name standing for Just Ask: Communication and Knowledge), they will launch a light-hearted recognition scheme that allows everyone to allocate points to their colleagues for ‘going the extra mile’.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    10

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    19%

  • Male : Female:

    19% / 81%

  • Staff:

    387

  • Average Age:

    40

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