Our commitment to people is at the heart of our founding ethos.
Equal Opportunities and Diversity
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity and incorporate these in our policies and recruitment processes.
We are committed to the Law Society's Diversity Charter, and recently undertook a firm-wide diversity survey.
Access to Careers in the Legal Profession
To encourage wider access to the solicitors’ profession, we offer work experience placements to a range of schools, and provide formal summer student placements for those already at university or law school.
Our graduate entry scheme provides access to a wide range of BWB posts – including paralegal routes into our solicitor trainee programme.
We have also established a partnership with The Brokerage to engage young inner-city residents with potential employment opportunities in the City.
We are an accredited Living Wage Employer, supporting London Citizens’ Living Wage Campaign to ensure that all our staff, including contractors such as our cleaners, receive a living wage and other guaranteed minimum working conditions.
Staff Health and Welfare
We operate a cycle to work scheme, offering loans for staff to purchase bicycles and free access to cycle storage and changing facilities. We have also signed up to the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme and use bikes to attend meetings and events.
We offer access to a gym and yoga and keep fit classes for BWB staff and participate in a local netball league.
Our wellbeing week for staff highlights health issues, exercise and healthy eating.
We aim to engage staff and have a CSR page on the BWB Intranet to link CSR with everyday business life.
We have also engaged with other companies in our building, organising a building-wide 'Green Day' to focus on responsible environmental policies and behaviour.