At Michelmores we offer the perfect balance of being creative and ambitious within a supportive culture, packed with brilliant people who want to help you succeed and thrive.
We’re unashamedly focused on understanding our high-quality clients in their diverse and exciting sectors and helping them to make the most of cutting-edge opportunities in the UK and internationally.
We’re commercial, in the sense that we’re always trying to support our clients to be as successful as possible. We don’t sit on the fence: we’re genuinely trusted advisers. You’ll see that in the way we collaborate too; not just with our clients, but also with each other – you really won’t find a more nurturing, friendly and flexible environment to do your very best work in.
You will get to work on challenging matters alongside brilliant lawyers, giving you the opportunity to innovate, grow and fulfil your ambitions. You will be able to genuinely shape your own career, with more autonomy than you’re probably accustomed to, in a supportive firm where individuals matter.
We value enterprising new ideas, different outlooks, and creativity. We are proud to empower our lawyers to develop inspirational initiatives and innovations, and to keep evolving what we do.
We’re always looking to speak to talented legal professionals who want to join us in creating a positive future for our clients, people and communities.
And when it comes to working patterns, we take a flexible, agile approach. We allow our colleagues and teams to agree on the best working arrangements – to enable everyone to provide exceptional client service, and to collaborate and connect with colleagues while ensuring the right balance for people’s priorities outside of work.
We want to bring our shared values of mutual support and inclusion into every aspect of work at Michelmores. We understand how much of an impact our relationships at work can have on us so providing opportunities for our People to establish healthy and collaborative connections is part of our commitment to helping everyone at the Firm to feel valued.
We provide expertise and resources to support financial wellbeing and independence; we want our People to have the financial freedom to make choices that allow them to enjoy their lives without needing to worry about day-to-day expenses. Our financial wellbeing benefits range from discount vouchers to help your money go that little bit further or allowing you to claim money back for healthcare treatments through Medicash, to providing insurances to support you and your family through difficult times and a pension scheme to enable you to plan for your retirement.
Our flexible working and family support policies have been written to provide additional assistance for our colleagues when they need it most. We provide enhanced parental leave, family leave support and a family buddy scheme to support the return to work after the birth or adoption of a child; we also have policies that cover fertility, pregnancy loss, domestic violence and premature births.
We believe our people work at their best when given choice about where and how they work. Our approach is based on the assumption that here there is no “one size fits all”. We remain committed to agile working and are constantly looking to improve how we work together.HOW WE WORK
At Michelmores we are committed to supporting colleagues to reach their full potential and to thrive. We believe in treating people as individuals, tailoring their development needs so one size fits one and encouraging our people to develop in areas that excite them or make them different. That is how we nurture the brightest and best lawyers. Our approach to having Continuous Conversations with your Team Leader will allow you explore your career, play to your strengths and build your development goals together with the support you need to succeed. You won’t be alone. Collaboration is key to our success. We take pride in how we all work together to support each other, whatever our role or seniority, so you can grow and thrive and reach your own career journey.
We offer structured development programmes combining tailored skills workshops and networking opportunities to develop trusted advisers who understand commercial challenges and opportunities, rather than just knowing the law. From our Newly Qualified programme right through to Partner development, we will help you to become the best version of yourself and play to your strengths.
Alongside more formal learning, we offer opportunities to come together with colleagues from across the business for workshops as well as sector-specific knowledge sessions. These opportunities enable us all to build strong connections, share experiences, and collaborate through learning.
“The learning and development opportunities throughout your career at Michelmores are really great. The ad hoc and more formal training programmes are well designed to enable you to hone key skills (and where appropriate, are helpfully tailored according to the stage of your career). We also have a great L&D team who are always enthusiastic to provide extra support where needed.”
Seema Nanua, Associate