London is the largest of the Reed Smith offices. Since April 2009, our entire London team has been located in a single, brand-new flagship building: The Broadgate Tower. We are delighted to be occupying the top 12 floors, an indication of our commitment to providing the best possible environment for the practice of law. Consistent with our strategy, the London office has grown significantly. Key to this growth has been our ability to successfully integrate new hires into our business and give them a platform to flourish. We have placed huge significance on listening to our people and incorporating ideas wherever possible. By doing so, we have encouraged an inclusive and open culture.
Our culture is nurtured through prioritising collaboration as one of the key drivers of Reed Smith’s success, ensuring we have an inclusive environment, making sure the firm is fighting fit for the future and encouraging continuous feedback – what we are doing well and where we could do better. Andrew Jenkinson,
I was attracted to Reed Smith by its reputation for fantastic work and a friendly culture – I had heard great things about the firm from people who had spent time here. When I was interviewing, a Reed Smith alumna said to me “Go for it, you are going to love it there”. What struck me once I joined is how collaborative the firm is, across geographies and also between fee-earners and support staff. You are expected to be a subject matter expert in your area and that is important, because it means that you have an equal seat at the table. Linda Holliday,
I started at Reed Smith as a trainee in 2014 and a year later I was running our pro bono programme for Europe, the Middle East and Asia. There are brilliant opportunities for trainees to get involved and run pro bono projects at the firm, from legal advice centres to death penalty casework in the United States. Rebecca Naylor,
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