Culture and values

We are dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive work environment that fosters teamwork, innovation, and professional growth, while consistently upholding our values.

Our culture and values form the foundation of who we are

We are dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive work environment that fosters teamwork, innovation, and professional growth, while consistently upholding our values.  The firm has a strong heritage with roots that date back to 1782 but is today a very modern law firm.

Obviously, we all subscribe to the core values of honestyrespect and integrity.  We treat our people like human beings. We help them when they are in trouble – with their careers, with illness, with hardship, and so on. And we admire people who work hard, who are objective and thorough. We do not admire superficial people, office politicians, bullies and sycophants.

But our values go further than this.  Our firm is also built on a culture of professionalism and excellence. We are committed to creating a happy work environment that encourages developmentcollaboration and diversity.  We believe in social responsibility; giving back to our community and supporting social causes that align with our values. We want to make a difference to our clients, our team, and the environment.

To expand:

  • Happy: we recognise that the happiness and wellbeing of our team is an invaluable asset that drives sustainable growth and fosters a thriving and happy working environment. By prioritising the wellbeing of our team members, providing a supportive work environment, promoting work-life balance, and offering opportunities for personal and professional development, we create a foundation where individuals can flourish, unlocking their full potential and contributing to a prosperous future for all.
  • Development: we work every day to create a more productive, higher performing, more diverse, and more just work environment. We lead with empathy, have fun at work, and make it easy for others to have fun. We look for leaders. People who act on behalf of the entire firm, beyond just their own team. Leaders develop leaders and take seriously their role in coaching others.
  • Collaboration: collaboration and teamwork are essential to our success. We encourage an open and inclusive culture where everyone feels valued and supported, and where people work together to achieve common goals. We spend a huge amount of our time at work. So the more that time doesn’t feel like “work”, the better. We can be serious, without taking ourselves too seriously. We strive to put what’s right for the team first.
  • Diversity: the way up the ladder is open to everybody. We are free from prejudice of any kind – religious prejudice, racial prejudice or sexual prejudice. We detest nepotism and every other form of favouritism.
  • Social Responsibility: we have a responsibility to give back to the community and support social causes. We enjoy working with clients committed to ethical investment and reducing emissions in the built environment as well as having a focus on diversity, equality and inclusion. We provide pro bono work, make regular charitable donations, we encourage and support other initiatives that help to make a positive difference in the world.

By embracing these values, we can grow a law firm that is trusted, respected, and admired by clients, employees, and the wider community.  It will enable us to provide the best possible service to our clients, maintain a strong reputation, and attract and retain top talent.