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International Women's Day

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International Women's Day (IWD) on 8th March 2018 celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and also continues to campaign for gender parity. In 2016, Lexis Nexis blogged about women in the legal profession stating ‘Just one in five partners in top-20 firms is a woman, and just eight hold senior management roles in the top 50 firms.

At Brethertons, we are fully committed to each and every one of our employees achieving their full potential.  We firmly believe in the capabilities of both men and women, and are eager to be flexible and support our employees where possible to achieve greatness.

Here are some facts about Brethertons that you may find particularly interesting today:

  • Women hold 3 out of 4 roles on our Executive Committee. Our COO and Deputy CEO, Director of Property and Commercial, and Director of Private Client are all women. 
  • 50% of individuals holding a ‘Director’ or ‘Head of’ job title are women. This includes individuals who head up legal practice areas and our operations teams
  • Over 1/3 of Partners at Brethertons are women.
  • We hold Investors in People ‘Gold’ standard – and have held this for 5 years! 
  • 35% of our Employees work flexible hours.  We have great people doing great things, and we are happy to provide working hours and arrangements that suit their needs – both men and women.
  • We are able to offer our employees part time hours, flexible working patterns, flexible office arrangements and working from home.

As part of Brethertons long-term strategy and commitment for providing the best working environment possible, we recently completed a major transformation programme forming a streamlined organisation where you will find “lawyers doing law" and “support providing support”; thus creating a variety of legal and operational roles within a collaborative and cohesive culture. We aim to foster an environment of choice with clear career development paths, a focus on learning and development and a highly supportive structure. 

Are you interested in joining a progressive firm like Brethertons?  Are you looking for a role that will not make you compromise your ambition with your work-life balance? Get in touch with David Langstone or have a look at our current vacancies, we would love to speak to you about how we can support you in your career.

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