Introduction

What behaviour is expected within a law firm?

What behaviour is expected within a law firm?

What behaviour is expected within a law firm?

Industry standards and reputation are often at the forefront of many newly qualified lawyers’ minds when looking for their first step on the career ladder. Owing to the nature of the legal industry and a law firm’s need to uphold a reputation, it is advisable for potential candidates to be aware of the behavioural characteristics at a law firm. Here, we take a look at the intricacies of a law firm and how best to approach it.

Always at your best?

The need to always be at the top of your game and in the know upholding the reputation of a firm is something expected of lawyers. It can be a stressful and competitive environment, but staying on top of your workload and keeping a work/life balance is essential. The level of work and teamwork can make for forming strong working relationships with colleagues as you often have to work with your team as cases overlap sectors.

Long days in the office?

To complete demanding casework and rise above their colleagues, lawyers are renowned for working tirelessly. Hours vary from firm to firm but for many gone are the days of 9-5, the requirement to be in the office outside these hours due to international calls and off-site meetings with clients are changing within many legal firms. A benefit of this is that it can lead to the option of flexible working that you can stay in control of which can be very handy. You can view our blog on flexible working in more depth here.

Strict dress code?

Lawyers have to maintain a professional veneer at all times and this means a suit is often the dress code for many lawyers. Stringent dress codes can seem too much, but they can help to keep your business head on, remain on top form and strive for greater accomplishments. There is an argument coming from across the pond for casual clothing and it may come to the UK, but for now many clients expect to see a lawyer in a suit.

Every firm is different

Law firms like clients are all different some firms work long hours, others adhere closer to 9-5, some insist on suits while others have a more relaxed approach.

The fast-paced environment and protocols are what many lawyers thrive upon to get the best from themselves and it is what many of our clients enjoy. If you want to get a detailed insight into what is expected at a certain firm then talk to our experienced team on 01206 233500. 

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