LOD recognises employees are its greatest asset and acknowledges their contribution to the firm’s continued success through client work, flexibility, and competitive employment conditions and benefits.
Despite parachuting into a range of differing secondments, LOD’s lawyers and consultants have the comfort of not having to renegotiate their salaries each time they commence a new secondment which provides them with income certainty.
The firm’s People and Development team continuously works with in-house lawyers to update their LOD profile following the completion of a secondment. This is done during the firm’s business planning session to see whether there are any additional skills or experience developed whilst on secondment which the lawyers feel would be beneficial to add to their current profile.
LOD offers an alternative career path: rather than a set career ladder, it prefers to look at it as a ‘career lattice’. Its lawyers have a self-directed practice; the ability to widen their skill set and add to their breadth of expertise. It is about the type and quality of work they are involved in, rather than titles and promotions based on tenure. Time out for personal commitments is not a hindrance. A number of LOD’s lawyers have re-skilled in other areas of practice at a senior level, something difficult to achieve in many firm structures.