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  • Simmons & Simmons, Winner 2013, The RBS Best for Flexible Working Award

    20 Jan 2015

    Sector: Law Location: London Employees: 796 Simmons & Simmons has two clear objectives as they encourage take up of flexible working: to empower their people to be able to choose a working pattern that meets their needs and provides a good work-life fit; and to facilitate increased flexibility in the firm’s working practices to deliver […]

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  • Pinsent Masons – Finalist 2018, UBS Best for Fathers Award

    20 Jun 2018

    ParentsMatter@PinsentMasons is the law firm’s online coaching programme offering support and guidance on becoming a parent and managing work. A total of 400 employees have already signed up.  Fathers are eligible for enhanced Shared Parental Leave, a mentoring scheme, webinars and speaker events on work and fatherhood and can access a parenting employee network, including […]

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  • Mayer Brown

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? 13 weeks at full pay, 13 weeks at half pay and 13 weeks at the lower rate of SMP What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? The same as above, we are mirroring our maternity […]

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  • Linklaters

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? 26 weeks’ full pay What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? 26 weeks’ full pay Does contractual pay have to be repaid if the employees does not to return? No Will entitlement to SPL be […]

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  • Lewis Silkin – Winner 2018, Cityparents Best for Innovation Award

    20 Jun 2018

    A new fixed-fee HR and employment law support service from top-ranked law firm Lewis Silkin has allowed experienced lawyers looking for a better work life balance to work from home with part–time hours of their choice. It’s also creating new business opportunities for the firm.  Key Points Top-ranked law firm jobs with home working and […]

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  • King & Wood Mallesons

    22 Jun 2015

    What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? 26 weeks full pay then 13 weeks SMP then the rest is unpaid What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? As above minus any maternity leave taken by the mother Does contractual pay have to be […]

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  • Hogan Lovells, Finalist 2015, The Citymothers Best for all Stages of Motherhood Award

    16 Jun 2015

    Hogan Lovells is dedicated to supporting its talented female employees at all stages of motherhood.  In order to do this it has increased focus on gender diversity throughout its talent pipeline as part of its Global Diversity Business Plan.  Hogan Lovells offers mothers generous benefits to help them achieve a greater work–life balance and provides […]

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  • Hogan Lovells

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? 6 weeks @ 100% pay 46 weeks @ 40% pay What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? 2 weeks @100% pay 50 weeks @ 40% pay Does contractual pay have to be repaid if the […]

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  • Henmans LLP, Winner 2011, Best for Career Progression Award

    25 Aug 2017

    Career progression is not dependent on hours worked or how they are worked (at home or in the office). Employees can choose to either work more intensively if they wish, or less so if they want to combine work with other interests or responsibilities. There is a recognition of the potential for home based workers […]

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  • Henmans LLP, Finalist 2011, The Best for Fathers Award

    25 Aug 2017

    Paternity leave is paid at enhanced rates for one week, with no qualifying period for employees. Paternity returners are able to phase back to work. This is in support of a culture which seeks to treat men and women equally, with several men at a senior level working flexibly and sharing care more or less […]

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  • Grant Thornton UK LLP, Winner 2017, The Allen & Overy Innovation Award

    14 Jul 2017

    Introduction of flexible family leave allowance Shared parental leave enhanced for mothers and fathers Transitional coaching for all employees taking long-term leave Advisory firm Grant Thornton UK LLP has pioneered a flexible approach to family leave. Their policies recognise that every family is different and individuals are best placed to choose how they tailor their […]

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  • DLA Piper, Finalist 2015, The Santander Best New Flexible Working Initiative

    16 Jun 2015

    DLA Piper’s initiative has given a real boost to flexibility by rebranding and relaunching it as ‘agile working’. In particular, DLA Piper has focused on career progression,  often a challenge for flexible workers, through the use of job-sharing supported by clever use of technology. For the rebrand, the  firm developed two guides: one for employees […]

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  • DLA Piper

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? 22 weeks at full pay What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? 22 weeks at full pay Does contractual pay have to be repaid if the employees does not to return? No Will entitlement to […]

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  • Berwin Leighton Paisner, Finalist 2017, Best Large Private Sector Employer Award

    17 Jul 2017

    Recruitment advertising promotes the firm’s increasing levels of flexibility. Senior management encourage informal flexible working and 25 per cent of the workforce have formal flexibility agreements. Training offered for managing remote workers, networks launched to support parents, family day introduced and series of talks provided on a range of family issues. Shared parental leave enhanced […]

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  • Berwin Leighton Paisner, Finalist 2017, Best for Flexible Recruitment Award

    17 Jul 2017

    A new office was set up to operate in a more flexible way, challenging law firms’ traditional ways of working. Home-based team of real estate lawyers recruited as part of this drive. Flexi-time system trialled in the firm’s Manchester office. Together with formal flexible arrangements this means 96 per cent of the Manchester office have […]

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  • Addleshaw Goddard

    22 Jun 2015

      What contractual pay is offered to mothers* on maternity leave? We offer enhanced maternity pay which is 20 weeks at full pay. What contractual pay and leave is being offered to fathers/other parent who opt to take SPL? Assuming the father/co-parent is eligible, they are entitled to share a maximum of 50 weeks’ leave […]

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The Wainwright Trust was set up 30 years ago in the name of equal pay and opportunities pioneer David Wainwright. Following David’s tragically early death in 1987 the Wainwright Trust has raised money, commissioned and published research, funded and helped produce invaluable tools in the fight for equal pay and opportunities and held annual events to bring together and update people committed to and active in the area of equality at work.

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