Burness Paull was named Top Early Career Employer and commended for Best Diversity & Inclusion Initiative at the s1 Jobs Recruitment Awards 2022.
Celebrating Scotland’s top recruiters across all sectors, the expert judges’ decisions were announced at the Glasgow Doubletree by Hilton last week.
Peter Lawson, President of Burness Paull, said, “Respect and inclusion are at the heart of who we are as a law firm and as an employer. We are committed to being a company that recognizes individuality, creating a culture where all of our employees can succeed.
“For us, this is an integral part of being a responsible employer and goes hand in hand with our broader environmental, social and corporate governance commitments.
“These awards recognize the fantastic work done by colleagues across the firm, and it’s a great achievement for the legal industry to be represented at an event like this.”
Burness Paull has a number of employee-led networks across the company that fuel a focused approach to diversity, inclusion and wellbeing initiatives.
The firm also works with external partners such as SEMLA, Stonewall, ENABLE, ENEI, Rare Recruitment and the Social Mobility Index, to ensure policies and processes are as transparent and inclusive as possible.
The firm has partnered with the Robertson Trust to become the first law firm to offer a legal ‘career path’, is a member of the PRIME student work experience scheme and is a Gold Sponsor of the Lawscot Foundation, which helps financially disadvantaged young people. embark on a legal career.
Mr. Lawson added: “As a market leader in the legal field, we believe it is our responsibility to help expand access to the legal profession, and we are committed to taking this belief and championing a much broader talent pool in the sector.
“We believe it starts with attracting candidates early in their careers and then continuing to break down barriers as those people progress to become the lawyers of tomorrow.”