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About Us

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is a UK-headquartered international law firm providing a full service to clients worldwide

Making a real connection with its people and clients, the firm uses commercial and innovative thinking to provide the legal solutions clients need to thrive and prosper.

We make it personal

Our people, working together as a single team, provide a streamlined, hassle-free experience.

We make it personal, focusing on strong, long-standing relationships and understanding individual ambitions. Then we use outstanding technical expertise and specialist sector know-how to help you achieve them; to impact your bottom line and to ensure you succeed.

"Exceptional quality. First class teams at all levels. Focused commercial advice, excellent sector knowledge, and very good value"

“A significant part of my role is actually about making connections for clients, whether that means putting them in touch with parts of our business that they've not worked with before, or introducing them to opportunities outside the firm”
David Fennell
Chief Executive

Connected globally

We’re the World Law Group’s representative law firm in England and Wales, connecting clients with more than 15,000 lawyers globally. And through a network of trusted independent firms, we ensure clients receive the best possible service in every jurisdiction.

This global reach, combined with the sector know-how and technical excellence of our people, is why we’re a trusted adviser to FTSE 100 and 250 businesses, entrepreneurs, financial institutions, UK and overseas government departments, and high net worth individuals.

Facts, figures & awards

Award-winning creative thinking

Our clients continue to expect more from us - and we won't let them down.

With the pressures of global competition, more regulation, rising prices and environmental challenges, it has never been more important for lawyers to innovate.

Our people are dynamic thinkers, always ready to push the boundaries and find new solutions, whatever the challenge.

The Numbers

  • 1233
    Employees*
  • 15
    Awards
  • 10
    Offices
  • 24
    Number of Legal 500 UK 'leading individuals'
  • 13
    Consecutive years in UK's 50 Best Workplaces
  • 4500
    Pro bono hours last year
  • 100
    Number of Chambers UK 2014 'recommended lawyers'
  • **as of 30 June, 2014
  • Awards & Achievements - Legal 500

    The Energy team was named '2013 Firm of the Year' in the regional 'Projects, Energy and Natural Resources' category by Legal 500.

  • Awards & Achievements - Managing Intellectual Property

    ‘Patent contentious’ firm of the year at the Managing Intellectual Property Awards 2014

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Diversity

Can you define a Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co person? No, and that’s the point. We celebrate the diversity of our people - different backgrounds; different cultures; different experiences; different interests; different ages; different needs.

Creating an inclusive workplace where our people can be themselves, and celebrating the fact that we're all individuals, are top of our agenda. Senior partner Quentin Poole is the firm’s Diversity Champion and is an active participant in our diversity forum which ensures we deliver on our commitment to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Some of our diversity highlights:

  • Our [MORE] Women initiative comprises a number of projects aimed at addressing the gender imbalance in our partnership and management.
  • We have a network of Disability Champions to provide confidential support and guidance to employees who have any disability-related concerns or queries.
  • Working in schools with high black and minority ethnic populations to promote inclusion in the profession – including our "Day in the Life of a Lawyer" programme which incorporates a 12-month mentoring and skills development programme. Our ultimate aim is to broaden access to the legal profession for people from all backgrounds.
  • We have a network for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff, which is co-sponsored by senior partner, Quentin Poole and head of corporate responsibility, Lorna Gavin. We are also a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
  • Our bespoke working policies support our employees' needs and enable us to provide working arrangements that work for the individual as well as the business as a whole
  • For working families we offer an enhanced maternity package; support for staff going through fertility treatment and childcare vouchers for working parents.
  • We have prayer/contemplation rooms in our London and Birmingham offices for people of any faith to use.
  • We celebrate and raise awareness of cultural and religious dates important to our people, such as Chinese New Year, Eid, Rosh Hashanah, Ramadan, Yom Kippur, Diwali, Black History Month, Christmas and Easter.
  • We celebrate International Women’s Day by hosting events and raising awareness each year to mark the day in each of our offices.
  • We have rolled out online diversity training to all UK employees.
  • Stonewall

    We are proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

  • Broadening access

    Our 'Day in the life of a lawyer' programme was 'highly commended' at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2013 in the category of Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion.

Diversity News

Corporate responsibility

At Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, we take our responsibility to our people, our environment and our communities seriously. Trust and transparency are embedded in everything we do and impact every business decision we make.

For us, corporate responsibility (CR) is all about making connections and making a difference. Not just to benefit the not-for-profits, individuals and suppliers we work with; but to strengthen relationships with our communities and clients and for the wellbeing and personal and professional development of our people.

Our main aims are tackling the key areas of homelessness, education and inner city needs; reducing our impact on the environment; and encouraging responsible business behaviour with our external partners.

So, what does this mean in practice? Well, everything from providing legal advice for not-for-profit organisations, job coaching for homeless people, sending the food waste produced in our buildings to an anaerobic digester and fundraising for our nominated charities of the year.

Eco

Our key environmental impacts? We use energy to run our offices and natural resources – particularly paper, and we generate waste and emissions from travel.

We’ve come a long way, but there’s still more to be done. What do we do to minimise our environmental impacts?

  • Our head offices, 2 Snowhill in Birmingham and 4 More London, have strong environmental credentials and have been built to  BREEAM excellent / very good standards.
  • A team of Eco Champions across the firm encourage and support our people to follow best practice in their day-to-day activities with lots of simple measures that add up to responsible behaviour - switching lights and PCs off when not in use, cutting out non-essential printing, recycling all our waste appropriately and so on…  
  • We use paper that is Forestry Stewardship Council approved and recycle all of our paper.
  • Dual screens at our desks and duplex printing have contributed to a 25% drop in paper consumption over the last four years.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle: paper, cardboard, plastics, glass and cans are all recycled; food waste is sent to an anaerobic digester where it will be converted into natural fertiliser and biogas, which is captured and used to create electricity.
  • A cycle to work scheme and a season ticket loan scheme encourage our people to cycle or use public transport to get to work.
  • We offset emissions from all business flights and train travel.

Charity

Each year our people nominate and vote for a charity of the year. 2014 is an extra special year; we’re supporting both Friends of the Elderly and Auditory Verbal UK.

Friends of the Elderly is dedicated to providing excellent care and support for older people; Auditory Verbal UK teaches deaf babies and children to listen and speak, so that they can achieve their full potential in life.

A wide range of fundraising events are in the pipeline for the rest of the year, including dress down days, coffee mornings and a quiz. In addition, 30 of our people are taking on the challenge of walking Yorkshire’s three highest peaks in less than 12 hours; and one of our drivers has walked from Land’s End to John O’Groats in six weeks.

Charity of the year policy: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is pleased to support its Charity of the Year (COTY). Our charities are selected by our staff to receive support for one calendar year: 1 January to 31 December. During that year, we endeavour to build a lasting relationship with our charity partners and provide a range of fundraising and in-kind support.


  • London Benchmarking Group

    We are proud to be a member of the London Benchmarking Group (LBG). This group of over 100 leading companies works to measure community investment programmes and their impact in the business and wider community. The LBG model provides a global measurement standard and the ability for members to benchmark and share best practice.

  • ISO 14001 accredited

    Building on the work of our Eco Team and our Eco Champions, we have created an environmental management system (which we call "ECOsystem") which will underpin our work to reduce our environmental impacts.

Corporate Responsibility News