Arthur Cox partners Matheson and Pinsent Masons join BARBRI`s legal education expert to discuss Ireland`s position as a global hub for the post-Brexit economy «The legal profession has a proud tradition of pro bono among fee-paying communities. It is recognized that pro bono enriches the lives of lawyers and the culture of many law firms. I`d like to see the same philosophy permeate the sales teams. Billable hours are often used as a baseline measure throughout the legal profession. It has come under scrutiny in recent years due to a number of generally accepted limitations, namely that it does not offer direct incentives for efficiency or does not take into account the time spent performing non-billable work that could be critical to a company`s strategy or customer service. The world has changed and profitability can no longer be the only measure of success in the legal industry. We have tried to grow and grow profitably, but in a way that recognizes the broader value and impact we can achieve as a company in collaboration with the customers and communities we work with. Manchester and Newcastle lawyers meet Leeds legal education expert for evening of career advice Experts from Clyde & Co, Dechert, Pinsent Masons and ULaw discuss London`s status as a key legal centre The figures above refer to Pinsent Mason`s Dublin office. The entire firm employs 3500 people, including 2000 lawyers and 1500 non-lawyers. At Pinsent Masons, we are a goal-oriented service company and rightly so. We are aware that our clients rarely have legal problems; They have business challenges and opportunities. That`s why we combine legal expertise with a wide range of complementary disciplines – enabled by process and technology – to meet our clients` most pressing needs. With more than 450 partners and more than 3,000 employees operating from 25 offices around the world, our employees are committed to change, driving progress and empowering everyone to do business better for people.
Lawyers, legal education and technology experts explain what students should focus on when applying for apprenticeship contracts this year Panel of legal technology experts goes beyond buzzwords Lawyers and legal education experts look at what Birmingham has to offer apprentices Inspired by the firm`s push towards legal technology, Interns have a proactive mindset, how you can improve. A source told us, «I have ideas for products we could create/how we could make better use of what we have. These are taken seriously in the law firm and listened to and developed by the partners. Another added: «There is active encouragement to look at legal technology and future developments in the pipeline. Everyone is encouraged to think of ways to solve problems. The firm also takes on an interesting extra dimension thanks to its outlaw legal information arm, which employs three full-time journalists. One newcomer summed it up: «There are tons of different technical solutions I can rely on. We also have dedicated support teams – so I can set up a common platform in about an hour, I can send a long dictation that needs to be sorted overnight, I can have an editorial team quickly done by an absence team. I know Pinsent Masons is at the forefront of legal technology. Another who is getting into IP details: «I`ve had first-hand experience with project management tools at my IP headquarters, such as a contract generator for life sciences contracts and a tool called «Parallels» that serves as a one-stop shop for clients to track parallel imports. In addition, the recent introduction of new advanced delivery teams across the company has also been welcomed. Panel of lawyers and legal education experts discuss the region`s legal scene Day Five encourages legal professionals to donate their time and skills Former head of corporate communications at Pinsent Masons, Fred Banning, has launched an initiative to promote pro bono opportunities for legal professionals. It should be noted that Pinsents is highly rated for its technical expertise – consistently the highest marks in this category in the Legal Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey – with «many new initiatives in the firm to streamline work» and «encouragement and support from all corners to work more tech-savvy».
Investments in the contract law activities Xenia and Xenion as well as the further expansion of the flexible Vario legal department into an independent practice group therefore appear to be bearing fruit. Another curious addition is the company`s Human Cyber Index, which analyzes cybersecurity behaviors and attitudes to improve protection against hacking. Richard Foley, Senior Partner at Pinsent Masons, said: «In 2020, we began measuring our success against metrics consistent with our focused strategy, and it naturally follows that our employees should be rewarded for helping us improve against them. This refresh to our rewards program helps strengthen our culture and is another example of the work we are doing to align our business with our purpose. Yet Pinsents` «clever digs» at 55 Colmore Row in Birmingham raised hopes of glamorous glamour. Claims that the company`s London office is «impressive» are supported by the fact that it has been used as a filming location for some BBC dramas. The glass elevator is also known as the «customer`s favorite». And the makeover of the Leeds office has been impressive, with the renovated floors looking «amazing».
The renovations are supported by the company`s ongoing efforts to promote agile working, with the company embracing people`s preferences post-pandemic. Posting opportunities stem from the Legal Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey 2022-23 of over 2,000 junior trainees and partners at leading UK law firms. Please note that due to COVID-19, the chances of posting are lower than in usual years. Ashurst and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner raised NQ`s prices to £90,000 and £88,000 respectively, while Magic Circle duo Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance both increased their bar offerings to £100,000. The new system applies to both royalty recipients and operations worldwide, making the criteria for earning a bonus «the same for everyone, regardless of department or role.» Fifth Day aims to encourage these individuals to take on pro bono tasks from other organizations, much like lawyers in the profession. Slightly cooler level here. Companies like BP are proving very important to glaciers` global focus on clean energy, especially on the R&D front. It is in their interest to seek cleaner energy (for the survival of their own businesses), but yes, I think Greenpeace`s donation of 10 quid will justify this kind of superficial cynicism.
Apply to participate. You will be asked to submit two questions for the company. Pinsent Masons has long believed in creating an inclusive and supportive workplace that allows its employees to feel comfortable getting comfortable at work. The company is proud of its awards and recognition for supporting this. Some include an LGBT+ Global Champion named the UK`s Most LGBT+-Friendly Employer by Stonewall, one of the world`s leading LGBT+ employers, The Times` Top 50 Employers for Women, Law Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards, and The Times` Top 100 Employers with a University Degree. Pinsent Masons had used relevant time targets as a way to compensate staff, but these have now been «abandoned». Newly qualified lawyers (NQs) were required to have 1,500 target annual hours, while articling students were assigned flexible targets of 950 thematic hours and 1,000 investment hours per year. What you don`t get at Pinsents are incredible benefits.
OK, so there`s a subsidized Costa café, yoga and Pilates classes, as well as regular Friday themed drinks, discounted Barbican membership, and free healthcare. Interns feel that the company is making great efforts to be more environmentally conscious. Pinsents «leads the way,» one exclaims, noting that Pinsents was one of the first law firms to have its global net-zero emissions goal for 2040 verified as part of the Science Based Targets initiative. Pinsent Masons has dropped its hourly billing targets as part of an update to its rewards program, it announced. Stonewall rankings recognise companies` efforts to create inclusive workplaces The changes come just months after the company announced it had doubled its bonus fund to £13.7 million. Insiders report a pleasant culture with excellent education and work, ranging from «very interesting cross-border work» and «full control over certain issues, from openness to the file» to «proofreading a draft and making sure all cross-references work throughout the document.» Also expect «flawless» training. In addition to providing hands-on support to articling students, the firm offers «pre-recorded webinars, live training, regular update forums, and a variety of practice development lawyers who are willing to offer tailored training or answer original questions.» Legal Cheek`s list of top firms shows that the London firm is now at the same cash level as its counterparts such as Addleshaw Goddard, CMS, Dentons and Stephenson Harwood.