Law firm named among top 10 “family friendly” employers

updated on 21 September 2021

Pinsent Masons and the Crown Prosecution Service were named on the Working Families’ Top Ten Employers 2021 list.

Working Families is the “UK’s work-life balance charity” and its “mission is to remove the barriers that people with caring responsibilities face in the workplace”. Pinsent Masons have appeared on the list for the past five years.

As well as using the Working Families’ Benchmark to assess employers, they were also scored on four key areas:

  • integration to organisational strategy and culture;
  • policy;
  • consistent practice; and
  • evidence and statistics.

Referencing the challenges brought on by the pandemic, the charity’s CEO Jane van Zyl said: “After a year that has brought a succession of challenges and curveballs to employers of all sizes, it’s lovely to be able to celebrate those organisations role-modelling the absolute best of flexible, family-friendly policies and practice. Our Top Employers are leading the way in creating workplaces that support the whole person – encouraging and enabling their staff team to get the best possible balance between home and work life.

“As we finally move out of the reactive state the pandemic has put us all in, we know that more and more people will be prioritising wellbeing and flexible working when choosing their next employer. In fact, this summer 69% of parents told us they would apply for a job advertised as flexible over one that is not. It has never been clearer that for a business to attract the brightest and best talent, visibly championing flexible and family-friendly practices is absolutely key. And to see how it’s done, you need look no further than our fantastic Top Employers 2021.”

Allen & Overy LLP, Brodies LLP, DAC Beachcroft LLP, DWF Group Plc, Mayer Brown International LLP, Mishcon de Reya LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright were among the employers that made it onto the charity’s top 30 employers list.

Read LCN’s Oracle – ‘Can I work in law and have a work/life balance?’ – for more information on what law firms are implementing to promote flexible working.