Burness Paull named Best Early Careers Employer
Burness Paull has been named Best Early Careers Employer and commended for Best Diversity & Inclusive Initiative at the s1 Jobs Recruitment Awards 2022.
Celebrating the best recruiters in Scotland from across all sectors, the expert judges’ decisions were announced at the Glasgow Doubletree by Hilton last week.
Peter Lawson, chair at Burness Paull, said: “Respect and inclusion is at the heart of who we are as a law firm and as an employer. We’re committed to being a business that recognises individuality, creating a culture where all our people can succeed.
“To us, this is a core part of being a responsible employer and sits in tandem with our wider Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance commitments.
“These awards recognise the fantastic work being done by colleagues across the firm, and it’s a great achievement for the legal sector to be represented in an event like this.”
Burness Paull has a number of employee-led networks across the firm which feed in to a focused approach to diversity, inclusion and wellbeing initiatives.
The firm also works with external partners like SEMLA, Stonewall, ENABLE, ENEI, Rare Recruitment and the Social Mobility Index, to ensure policies and processes are as transparent and inclusive as possible.
The firm partnered with the Robertson Trust to become the first law firm to offer a legal “Career Pathway”, is a member of the PRIME work experience programme for school pupils, and is a Gold Sponsor of the Lawscot Foundation, helping financially disadvantaged young people embark on a legal career.
Mr Lawson added: “As a market leader in the legal field, we believe it’s our responsibility to help widen access to the legal profession, and are committed to taking this belief and championing a much wider talent pool across the sector.
“We believe this starts with attracting candidates at the beginning of their career, and then continuing to break down barriers as these individuals progress towards becoming the lawyers of tomorrow.”