General Employment Information
We don’t just claim that our people are our greatest asset; we know they are. You don’t need to get caught up in the rat race to enjoy a successful legal career. Well – rounded, sociable people often make the best lawyers. At Saunders & Co, we encourage sports and community activities, travel and taking time out when required. Saunders & Co has been very proactive in the Canterbury District Law Society Junior Practitioners Committee, which organises many functions for junior practitioners to attend, and these are encouraged. Budgets are realistically set so that you may enjoy a legal career, and a life.
Our work environment is a friendly one, with an open door policy. Our partners have an informal yet professional attitude to our staff. Guidance is always available. Feedback occurs on a day-to-day basis, rather than as part of a formal review. Our size means that we are in contact with each other every day. Salaries and benefits are tailored to the individual – you are not just one of the crowd. Staff are encouraged to attend our regular drinks and dinner functions.
The legal market is highly competitive and challenging, and whilst we hold the virtues of the profession in the highest esteem, we are at the end of the day, a business. A commercial, business development approach is essential to be part of our team.
We need competent, capable individuals who are not afraid of being thrown in at the deep end.We will supply you with the training you need to do the job, but we will not spoon-feed you. Your training will come from working on your own files under the supervision of a Partner, or from working with a Partner on one of his or her files. There is no substitute for on the job experience. Your work will be interesting, challenging and varied and you will not be pigeonholed into a narrow area of the law. Top quality work is not only found in the large firms. Saunders People are both talented and motivated. A sense of humour is a vital requirement for survival with us.
Our emphasis on individuals means that the right people can experience exciting career development, from Law Clerk to Solicitor to Associate to Partner. All titles and promotions are merit based. We are an established and respected Partnership with a proud heritage and a clear view of an exciting future. This could include you. Saunders & Co is more than just a well respected law firm – it is a law firm with personality.
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