What it's like to work with us
Litigation is fast-paced work. It also requires an in-depth knowledge of property law, so it's fair to say our lawyers are busy. But we always help them be the best they can be.
Our junior lawyers work closely with partners, to gain an insight into different specialisms and more complex litigation. We also offer internal talks and training throughout the year. Training is ongoing – all lawyers are members of the Property Litigation Association and we expect everyone to attend seminars and contribute to legal updates. While we’ll encourage you to develop certain specialisms to match market need, we make sure you’re free to choose your own objectives and shape your career.
We’re always thinking of ways to improve the way we work. For example, agile working is now firm-wide, which means our lawyers can decide how and where they work.
Being a welcoming and good-humoured group, we often arrange internal events such as our team Crystal Maze challenge (it looked easier on television).; We’re always keen to get stuck into firm-wide and client events, such as the JLL relay triathlon and coast-to-coast challenge. However, because we bake better than we run, our "Bake Off" competitions are always popular.
We also believe pro bono work is important: the time goes towards chargeable hours and bonus considerations. We’ve advised the Big Issue, Oxfam and WWF, as well as local charities. But you can bring your own pro bono projects on board if you have an interest in a particular area.