The heart of our success is our people.
It's individuals who count. We want to be the destination of choice for able lawyers and discerning clients alike. That's why we aim to create an inclusive, healthy, safe and stimulating work environment - full of opportunity for everyone. We're open-minded and open-doored. And we're team players: we know our colleagues are judged by our own behaviour and performance.
We reward and invest. Our profitability is integral to our success. To sustain it, we reward our people generously and invest in their personal advancement. We ensure appropriate reinvestment in the development of our business. We recognise that, together, these activities are fundamental to our competitiveness and successful growth.
We believe in providing opportunity for all. People stay for the long term. We have a uniquely high lawyer retention rate. And we want our people to do well. So we're ambitious - for our clients and for ourselves.
We're clinical and systematic. That's what characterises our structure, planning and management. We like disciplined teamwork, businesslike best practice and accountability. It brings out the best in our people. And our clients appreciate it. That may not be why they come to us in the first place, but it's certainly why they come back a second and third time.
The values we treasure. Integrity, trust and a strong sense of social responsibility - those are the values we share. We expect our people to maintain these characteristics in all our business dealings with clients, with each other and with our stakeholders in our wider communities.