Browne Jacobson becomes first law firm to partner with O Shaped

updated on 13 May 2022

National law firm Browne Jacobson LLP announced its partnership with O Shaped last week, a movement founded in 2019 that aims to drive “positive change” across the legal industry.

The firm, which has become the first to join the initiative, will embed the O Shaped’s mission into its own culture, including the five Os mindset and 12 O shaped attributes, which include courage, resilience, empathy, and the ability to simplify complexities. It will also partner with three leading law schools, with plans to introduce more private practice firms into the O Shaped community.

The firm will support O Shaped events that include knowledge and best practice sharing, as well as workshops and toolkit development for clients.

The founder of the O Shaped recognised the need to modernise the profession and described Browne Jacobson as “absolutely the right for O Shaped”.

Richard Medd, managing partner at the law firm, said: “The values and purpose of O Shaped really resonate with our own firm strategy and we have built a very collaborative culture, understanding the benefits it brings to our clients, our people and our work. It made sense that we further build upon that approach and join O Shaped’s campaign to make the legal profession a more connected, engaged and inclusive environment. This relationship will have a positive impact on the way we work together, the way we work with our clients and the way we work with the wider legal community in the future.”

Education providers BPP University Law School, The College of Legal Practice and BARBRI have also joined forces with the O Shaped Lawyer to modernise legal education.