Law firm recognised for its team spirit

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National law firm Simpson Millar LLP has been recognised as one of the best law firms to work for by finishing top for ‘Company culture and style’ in the ‘Top Legal Employers’ guide – scoring an impressive 96.42% in the category.

Peter Watson, managing partner at Simpson Millar LLP commented:

“On behalf of everyone I am extremely pleased that we have been recognised in this guide for being a great place to work. This result reflects a culture which is well established within the practice."

“I am acutely aware of how important our image as a firm is to our clients, our staff and potential new candidates looking to join the firm."

“Of course Simpson Millar LLP is first and foremost a supplier of legal services but we take great pride in participating with the local communities in which we operate.”

In September, Peter Watson and assistant solicitor, Ricki James joined a 20 man team on a 3 week trip to deliver vital supplies to a children’s orphanage in Bulgaria. A few months earlier, 6 members of the firm ran the Bupa Great Manchester 10k Run and raised over £1,000 for the Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid (CWUHA).

Peter added:

“I work with a lot of talented people, many of whom go above and beyond to make a difference and create that feel good factor which makes us all want to come to work in the morning."

”Just because we are a relatively small player compared to others firms in the survey, it doesn’t mean that we can’t have the highest standards and aspirations.”

The guide - Top Legal Employers in the UK 2008/2009 - is published by Sweet and Maxwell and specialised business research firm CRF. The findings are based on a combination of research, analysis and interviews with senior management. Firms are ranked and rated in 7 key aspects: Pay and Benefits, Promotion and Development, Training, People: Company Culture and Style, Innovation, Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility.

In August, the firm also celebrated 10 years of Lexcel accreditation after having been the first ever private practice to receive the now popular quality endorsement. The firm has also attracted recognition under the Investors in People standard for more than a decade.


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