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Working at B P Collins LLP

Working at B P Collins LLP

 

Why work for B P Collins?

Reputation and Quality

B P Collins is a large, regional law firm providing a range of legal services for businesses and private individuals. Our commercial and private client teams are cohesive, collegiate, continually evolving and regarded as some of the best in their fields.

Clients and Teams

Each year we recruit solicitors at all levels and across all teams to ensure we are continually best placed to meet the legal needs of our clients. Of equal importance are our support teams of trainees, legal assistants, paralegals and business support professionals who all work together to deliver the highest standards of client service.

People and Environment

We are proud of our progressive and supportive culture that welcomes diversity, encourages personal development and rewards performance. 

We appreciate that our people value flexibility in their busy lives which is why we have embraced an agile workplace with great technology.  In particular we have an excellent, proven track record of attracting City trained/experienced lawyers who live more locally and opt for a more balanced life with flexible working and a lesser commute whilst retaining high quality work and clients.  For a confidential chat please get in touch with – Jacqui Symons, H R Manager

We also recognise the important role our business plays in climate change and are committed to taking the right decisions on environmental issues in the workplace.   

And most importantly we aim to have fun!  See below one of our more daring team adventures in Norway on the edge of Trolltunga (Troll's Tongue).

Trolltunga trip

Our office environment supporting collaborative and agile working 

Watch our office walk through video here.

Employee Benefits

The Firm offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual holiday entitlement with additional service accrued days
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Voluntary pension and life assurance scheme membership
  • Private health insurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Professional subscriptions
  • Discounted links with local service providers (including fitness centres)
  • Sports teams
  • Active social committee

Diversity in all areas of the firm

B P Collins is committed to promoting a fair working environment in which all are treated equally regardless of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, disability or age.

We value diversity and actively promote these principles by seeking to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly with dignity and respect, recognising and encouraging individual contribution within the organisation and aiming to ensure that our staff achieve their full potential.

All employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria and we endeavour not to discriminate in the areas of recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, training, access to benefits and services, discipline or dismissal.

We regularly review our recruitment procedures to maximise applications from all areas of society and to ensure equal opportunities at all stages.

It is also our policy that all employees should be allowed to work in an environment free from harassment, bullying or unsolicited or unwelcome comments or overtures on discriminatory grounds.

We recognise the need for staff to balance their career and domestic responsibilities and support flexible working requests wherever possible.

Diversity statistics 2021

Role in Firm    %
IT/HR/other corporate services role.  Not an authorised person and not individuals in a managerial role - includes finance or accountancy roles.    10%
Managerial role.  Includes non-lawyer managers, directors, or members and others such as practice managers, finance or account managers etc.    8%
Other fee earning role.  Includes fee earners such as trainee solicitors, members of CILEx who are not Chartered Legal Executives (Fellows) or CILEx Practitioners and paralegals i.e. those who are not 'authorised persons'.    17%
Role directly supporting a fee earner.  Includes legal secretaries, administrators, legal assistants, or non-fee earning paralegals.    18%
Solicitor (not partner).  All other practising solicitors including assistant solicitors, associates or consultants.      30%
Solicitor partner (sole practitioner, member or director).  Members or directors who are not solicitors should be recorded in the 'Managerial role' category below.    13%
Prefer not to say    4%

    
Age    
16-24    8%
25-34    28%
35-44    28%
45-54    15%
55-64    14%
65+    2%
Prefer not to say    5%


What is your sex?    
Man    32%
Woman    61%
Other preferred description    1%
Prefer not to say    5%
       
Is the gender you identify with the same as your sex registered at birth?    
Yes    94%
Prefer not to say    6%
      
Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the definition in the Equality Act 2010?     
No    90%
Yes    4%
Prefer not to say    6%
    
Are your day-to-day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months?    
No    88%
Yes, limited a little    4%
Prefer not to say    8%
    
What is your ethnic group?    
Asian/ Asian British - Indian    5%
Asian/ Asian British - Pakistani     3%
Mixed/ Multiple ethnic group - Any other Mixed/ Multiple ethnic background    1%
Mixed/ Multiple ethnic group - White and Asian     1%
Other ethnic group - Any other ethnic group     1%
White - British/ English/ Welsh/ Northern Irish/ Scottish    74%
White - Irish    4%
White - Any other White background    4%
Prefer not to say    6%

    
What is your religion or belief?    
Christian     47
Hindu    2%
Jewish    2%
Muslim    4%
Sikh    1%
Any other religion or belief    3%
No religion or belief     32
Prefer not to say     8%  
    
What is your sexual orientation?    
Bi     1%
Gay/ Lesbian    1%
Heterosexual     85%
Other preferred description    1%
Prefer not to say     11%    
    
Which type of school did you attend for the most time between the ages between the ages 11 and 16?    
Attended school outside the UK    1%
Independent/ fee-paying school     20%
Independent/ fee-paying school, where I received a bursary covering 90% or more of my tuition     1%
State-run or state-funded school (non-selective)     46%
State-run or state-funded school (selective on academic, faith or other grounds)     27%
Don’t know/ not sure    1%
Prefer not to say     4%
    
Did either of your parents attend university by the time you were 18?    
No, neither of my parents attended university    55%
Yes, one or both of my parents attended university    35%
Don’t know/ not sure    2%
Prefer not to say    7%
      
What was the occupation of your main household earner when you were about 14?    
Clerical and intermediate occupations such as: secretary, personal assistant, call centre agent, clerical worker, nursery nurse.    9%
Modern professional and traditional professional occupations such as: teacher, nurse, physiotherapist, social worker, musician, police officer (sergeant or above), software designer, accountant, solicitor, medical practitioner, scientist, civil / mechanical engineer.    28%
Other, such as: retired, this question does not apply to me, I don’t know    5%
Routine, semi-routine manual and service occupations such as: postal worker, machine operative, security guard, caretaker, farm worker, catering assistant, sales assistant, HGV driver, cleaner, porter, packer, labourer, waiter/waitress, bar staff.    9%
Senior, middle or junior managers or administrators such as: finance manager, chief executive, large business owner, office manager, retail manager, bank manager, restaurant manager, warehouse manager.    20%
Small business owners who employed less than 25 people such as: corner shop owners, small plumbing companies, retail shop owner, single restaurant or cafe owner, taxi owner, garage owner    4%
Technical and craft occupations such as: motor mechanic, plumber, printer, electrician, gardener, train driver    13%
Prefer not to say    11%
    
Are you a primary carer for a child or children under 18?    
No    63%
Yes    23%
Prefer not to say    5%
    
Do you look after or care for someone with long term physical or mental ill health caused by disability or age (not in a paid capacity)?    
No     83%
Yes, 1 - 19 hours a week    6%
Yes, 20 - 49 hours a week    2%
Yes, 50 or more hours a week     1%
Prefer not to say    7%

B P Collins is committed to TVCC's Mental Wellbeing Charter. This Charter is a pledge of our commitment to build a positive mental wellbeing culture, which in turn tackles stigma and builds trust, ensuring that the right help is available to anyone seeking mental health support, wherever they are and whenever they need it.

Follow our recruitment / HR team's instagram page to learn more: @bpc_recruitment

View our current vacancies here

Gagandeep Sooch

Gagandeep Sooch

Tel: 01753 278653

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