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The following is a general summary of certain benefits available from the firm, and is neither exhaustive nor definitive. All benefits are governed by written documents and, in some instances, by applicable law. For more specific details regarding the actual application of these benefits in particular circumstances, please contact us.

In addition to the mandatory contributions required to the Social Security and Housing Fund, the firm offers a competitive benefits package to all eligible attorneys and staff employees. Attorneys and staff may choose the benefits program that best suits their personal circumstance. The firm pays the full cost associated with these benefits. A summary of the available benefits are as follows:

  • Private Health Insurance: The firm’s comprehensive health plan provides coverage for routine medical care, emergency services, wellness programs, as well as dental and vision care benefits. The firm pays the full cost of coverage for attorneys, staff and their eligible dependents.
  • Life Insurance and Accident Coverage: The firm provides life insurance and accident coverage to eligible attorneys and staff.
  • Hospitalization Allowance: A modest daily benefit is payable to attorneys and staff who are confined to a hospital.
  • Critical Illness: Attorneys and staff are eligible to receive a benefit in the event of illness or disability attributed to a covered condition.
  • Parental Leave: Attorneys and staff are eligible for paid time off to care for a newborn or newly adopted child.
  • Employee Assistance Program: The firm provides confidential counseling service to attorneys, staff and their eligible dependents.
  • Holidays & Paid Time Off: In addition to several nationally recognized holidays, attorneys receive annual vacation and sick leave while staff employees receive paid-time off commensurate with tenure at the firm.

Our salaries and other benefits are competitive with other London offices of U.S.-headquartered mid-Atlantic and East Coast firms.

The firm offers:

  • Private medical insurance for eligible employees. Furthermore eligible employees may also purchase reduced cost coverage for their dependents.
  • A group personal pension plan is available for eligible employees. A firm contribution of 3% is also available to eligible employees, with the firm offering a further matched contribution up to 5%.
  • Short and long-term disability benefits.
  • Life Assurance, group income protection coverage is provided for eligible employees.
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • An Employee Assistance Program to provide confidential counseling or assistance on a wide array of issues to all employees and their families.
  • 25 days’ of annual leave, as well as paid public holidays.
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
  • Interest free season ticket loans.
  • A range of social events which include regular firm drinks and sport activities.
  • Well appointed, centrally located offices on the Strand.

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The firm offers a competitive total compensation program in each of the markets where we are located. Our flexible benefits program features several options to protect health and financial well-being as well as to help our lawyers achieve work-life balance. The following is a general summary of certain benefits available from the firm.

The firm offers:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care.
  • A 401(k) retirement savings plan for eligible employees.
  • Short- and long-term disability benefits.
  • Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.
  • Transportation fringe benefit program.
  • An Employee Assistance Program.
  • Emergency travel assistance benefits to all employees and their dependents.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • An affiliated day care center in Washington.
  • Emergency back-up care available through Bright Horizons nationally.
  • Discounted long-term care insurance policies.
  • Bar stipend for associates who take a bar exam before joining the firm.
  • Relocation expenses, depending upon distance of move.