All our new partners attend an induction to support them in their transition to partnership. Reed Smith prides itself on its international platform and culture of cross-selling. For laterals, the firm has a comprehensive and impressive on-boarding programme, both on the practical and social side. The firm works hard to ensure that integration processes are as straightforward and run as smoothly as possible.

The strength of goodwill and collegiality in the relationships among our partners underpins our cross-selling/cross-serving achievements. We apply the same spirit to all our relationships across the firm. One way we have been building on this has been our women’s initiative, where senior women partners work with female associates and junior partners to develop their capacity to contribute to the success of the firm, and to equip them to become part of the next generation of leaders within Reed Smith.