Working for Birketts

Birketts is one of the fastest
growing full service law firms.

We’re one of the UK’s top 50 law firms, and we have ambitious plans to broaden our reach.

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We have more than 500 lawyers. This gives us the scale to deliver expertise across a wide range of legal services and sectors while retaining our trusted partner approach.

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At Birketts, our culture drives our success and we’re proud to offer a friendly and supportive workplace with a strong sense of community. Our clients are central to everything we do.

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Over our 160-year history, we’ve built strong relationships with a wealth of businesses, from multinational corporations to small and medium enterprises.

Legal expertise to meet all your needs

At Birketts we take pride in getting the details right – doing everything, knowing that everything matters. A top 50 law firm, with over 700 lawyers in 6 office locations. We have you covered, whatever your requirements may be.

People with passion

Our success is a direct result of the expertise, initiative and ambition of every member of our team. Come and join us, and be part of an exceptional team that works together to support our clients, colleagues and communities.

At Birketts one of our key values is to be enterprising. We’re always thinking about what’s next. Our aim is to deliver exceptional legal services that can take our clients and their business to the next level. Achieving this success begins and ends with the people who work here.

Jonathan Agar (Chief Executive)

Working in the Legal Sector

As a full-service, top 50 UK law firm, there are plenty of opportunities for legal professionals to engage with a range of complex cases at Birketts, from private clients to commercial activity. Our diverse sector specialisms allow for individuals to thrive in their area of expertise and create a meaningful impact within the legal sector.

We have 128 partners and more than 700 lawyers across the firm advising in the following practice areas:

  • Commercial Property
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Private Client and Advisory
  • Corporate / Commercial
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Family
  • Banking & Finance
  • Construction
  • Property Litigation
  • Planning
  • Shipping
  • Agriculture
  • Residential Property

Supporting the Business

We regularly recruit talented individuals to our business service and secretarial teams who work closely with each other and with the legal teams playing an integral role in Birketts’ success.

  • Business Development and Marketing
  • Accounts and Finance
  • People and Development
  • Operations, Estates and Client Services
  • Business Systems Technology
  • Risk and Compliance

Benefits at Birketts

Financial Growth

Financial

  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory pension including the option to salary sacrifice
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Bonus scheme that reflects firm and individual performance
  • Firm wide profit share scheme
  • Employee referral reward program for introducing talented candidates
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay
  • Enhanced Shared Parental Pay

Lifestyle

  • Five or six weeks’ annual leave (depending on role)
  • Additional leave available for purchase
  • Bonus week leave every 10th year of continuous service
  • Paid CSR day
  • Subsidised gym membership through Gymflex (access savings at over 3,300 locations)
  • Dress for your day policy
  • Salary sacrifice electric car and cycle 2 work scheme
  • Give as you earn
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Health and Wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance for you and your family
  • Life assurance of 4 x salary
  • Group Income Protection
  • Fresh fruit
  • Dedicated wellness programme including access to on-site Nurse
  • Confidential employee assistance programme providing guidance on every day issues to more complex matters and both telephone and face to face counselling
  • Eye Care Voucher

Support for working parents

Working parents bring huge value to our firm and we want to ensure that they are supported balancing their career and home lives. As well as publishing our competitive parental leave policies and pay we’re also working hard to create an inclusive and agile culture where different ways of working are encouraged.

The following are available to all eligible colleagues:

  • Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave Equivalent of 24 weeks full pay
  • Paternity – 2 weeks leave at full pay

Current vacancies

We are always keen to hear from talented and entrepreneurial people, whether you’re at the start of your career or an experienced professional, now is a great time to join Birketts.

Contact Us
Contact Us
For general enquiries please call +44 (0)808 169 4320 or send a message from our Contact us page.