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Rewards & Benefits

When you join BBK, you’ll have access to a host of rewards and benefits. They reflect our desire to embody our core values and our commitment to your growth. Read more about them below.

We’re committed to your career development

We want our people to progress in their careers. We have clear career progression pathways for both our legal and professional support staff. What’s more, we’re committed to promoting from within the firm wherever possible. We conduct yearly appraisals to set goals and ensure our people are supported with their career aspirations.

As part of this, we take training and support in all areas seriously – from legal know-how, well-being and development through to management and leadership programmes. We also offer training contracts and are proud to have helped talented individuals qualify into the legal profession. Our trainee solicitors are selected internally, from our bank of paralegals, as part of our commitment to their professional development. We make the effort to help our paralegals take the next steps in their career.

We offer competitive salaries

We offer a competitive salary, pension plan, discretionary bonus scheme (a ‘thank you’ for exceptional performance) and private health insurance. We’ve also taken a strategic decision to move away from low-value injury work. Our focus is now on higher value and complex work, where we can put together the best team to service a client’s needs from our specialist solicitors. This means your work not only has a monetary value, but a deeper meaning too. Our dedicated Costs team focus solely on supporting all of our solicitors and clients in the costs arena.

You can set your own flexible working hours

Our general rule is that you can work when, where and how you like provided clients’ expectations are exceeded, your team is happy and financial and other targets are met.

We allow everyone to take as much holiday as they like, judging our people on the work they do (and for our lawyers the chargeable hours they clock up) rather than ‘presenteeism’ in the office. Our flexible working extends to our office space, which is open plan, vibrant, relaxed and fun. Choose from our quiet zones, collaboration spaces, training areas, regular work desks and break out areas to find the best fit for the way you like to work.

We don’t have designated individual work desks either. Instead, choose from a variety of workspaces – sofas, pods, sitting and standing desks. We’ve found this fluidity allows everyone the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the firm and encourages collaboration and information sharing.

We offer bespoke training days

We frequently run bespoke training days for our solicitors, delivered by highly regarded practitioners and trainers. We encourage our staff to develop their knowledge and skills base, encouraging their passions and supporting the practical skills our people need to do their best work. We also offer internal training on topics such as resilience, managing stress, creating positive habits and goal setting to encourage our people to look after their physical, mental and social well-being.

We take corporate responsibility seriously

Corporate social responsibility is incredibly important to us. We’re committed to paying at least the London living wage to all our staff and contractors and have joined the Living Wage Foundation. We’re a member of The Law Society’s pro bono panel to help victims of terrorism. We’ve received the Bronze Award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition scheme due to our support for those in the Armed Forces and our commitment to supporting them in the civilian sector.

We also support charities that address our clients’ needs and encourage all our staff to get involved in fundraising. From bake sales and food fairs to participating in the London Marathon, the Great North Run and the London Legal Walk, right through to more adventurous pursuits such as The 6 Peaks Challenge, sky diving, abseiling, aeroplane wing walking – there is lots to get involved with.

Our managing partner Jonathan Wheeler is a member of The Law Society Council, representing the LGBT+ members’ division, sits on the Law Society’s LGBT+ Committee, and we’re members of its Equality and Diversity forum.

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