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About Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co

Businesses around the world choose Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co to help them grow and become their best. The key to our success? Our people. We want them to grow and become their best too.

It's our people and our culture which make us stand out as a law firm that does things differently. We're not stuffy and our management style is non-hierarchical. Irrespective of seniority or geography, every team member is respected and valued for their individual contributions.

In all aspects of the business we look to recruit people with the potential to be the best in their field. People who will bring energy, enthusiasm and creativity. People who can build strong relationships, both with colleagues and with clients, and people who are dedicated to delivering outstanding client service.

In return, we go to great lengths to make sure that everyone who works here is supported, empowered and enjoys their work. Hard-work, talent and potential are recognised and rewarded.

These are just some of the reasons we've appeared in The Great Place to Work® Institute's Best Workplaces list for 14 consecutive years.

Careers

Can you define a Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co lawyer? No, and that's the point. We value everyone for their differences, their individual strengths and their talents.

"I think what really distinguishes us a firm is our people - intelligent, passionate people, working together to find creative solutions for clients around the world. It's great to be part of such an energetic, not to mention exceptionally talented, team."

Can you define a Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co lawyer? No, and that's the point. We value everyone for their differences, their individual strengths and their talents.

"It's a high performance culture here; intense and rewarding, which suits me. The firm is famous for real estate work, so as a real estate lawyer, working at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is an incredible opportunity, especially at a stage in my career when I want to be progressing and doing lots of decent deals."

Paralegals and legal executives play a critical role in the ongoing success and development of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.

"Despite its obvious size and reputation, we maintain a level of camaraderie, that exists no matter what your role in the firm. It spreads right through into the social aspects of work life too, with everyone from partners to paralegals to support professionals taking part as a team in regular events (such as the firm's football and netball teams)"

Paralegals and legal executives play a critical role in the ongoing success and development of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.

"The role paralegals play at the firm varies. Some are responsible for managing teams, some work in large team environments and some work on their own initiative. We've all got plenty of responsibility and development opportunities."

Paralegals and legal executives play a critical role in the ongoing success and development of Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co.

"My favourite thing about working here? The people. There is a real one team ethos; we work with and for each other to provide clients with exceptional service. There are loads of opportunities to get involved with corporate responsibility initiatives too, which I think is fantastic."

Our PAs make a vital contribution to the business. Our lawyers rely on them to be able to provide clients with the standout service which defines our firm.

"I love working as a PA, the role is really varied. It involves a lot of networking, documentation, client contact and responsibility. I joined as a secretary and am now a group coordinator. That's one of the great things about the firm - there are so many good opportunities for progression."

Our PAs make a vital contribution to the business. Our lawyers rely on them to be able to provide clients with the standout service which defines our firm.

"Being a PA at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. As well as the opportunities to grow your career, the lawyers you support will encourage you to learn and understand the area of law in which they practice."

At Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, we talk a lot about our 'single team'. The 250+ people working in a variety of support roles across the business are a crucial part of this team.

"I joined Wragge Lawrence Graham because of its reputation - I stay because of our people and the diverse business development undertaken across our sectors, teams and international offices with all of its challenges and opportunities."

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co recognises that a law firm is about much more than just fee-earners.

"It's an exciting time to be at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. We've just moved in to rather extraordinary offices, the firm is growing and expanding, and opportunities to develop your career are there for the taking."

Fancy starting a career in a successful law firm? We're on the lookout for our next generation of legal experts and we aim to recruit bright, ambitious, self-motivated people.

"I've found that because the firm doesn't take on a large number of trainees, you're not just seen as additional resource; you get real responsibility and opportunities to get involved in good quality work."

Fancy starting a career in a successful law firm? We're on the lookout for our next generation of legal experts and we aim to recruit bright, ambitious, self-motivated people.

"The firm is incredibly non-hierarchical, and everyone is very approachable. There is a real feeling that everyone is in the same boat together. I know the firm is committed to building me into a great lawyer and really cares about my development."

Culture and Values

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

Diverse workforce

We celebrate the diversity of our people - different backgrounds, different cultures, different experiences, different interests, different ages, and different needs.

Creating a workplace where our people can be themselves and celebrating the fact that we're all individuals is top of our agenda. It's why we're committed to attracting and retaining talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Responsible business

Whether it's pro bono work for Oxfam and NSPCC, work experience for groups underrepresented in the legal profession, fundraising for our charity of the year, or helping homeless people gain the skills they need to find employment; our people are dedicated to making connections and making a difference.

Want to find out more about our corporate responsibility and diversity initiatives? Check out our blog 'Outstanding people'.

Our culture

  • Stonewall diversity champion
  • Legal sector alliance - Acting on climate change
  • LBG
  • LawWorks Pro bono awards 2012 - Supported by the Law Society
  • Business disability forum - Building disability-smart organisations
  • Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence
  • Big tick awards 2013 - Business in the community
  • Corporate Responsibility Group

Clients & expertise

Our Expertise

Law is a tool to get things done. That's why we've built a reputation for seeing the bigger picture, then delivering sharp, creative and insightful legal advice and solutions.

Our reputation for excellent performance is one of many reasons clients turn to us to solve their challenges, protect their interests and help them grow. Our diverse client list comprises FTSE 100/250 companies, entrepreneurs, national governments, financial institutions, multi-national corporations, high-net-worth individuals and everything in-between.

They want exceptional service and commercially-focused, innovative solutions… and they trust us to deliver. From day one, we trust our people to manage these relationships, to play a part in business development and to make connections – within the firm and beyond.

People come to us because they want to work in a high-performance environment, doing interesting and innovative work for the best clients. These people want the support and development opportunities to fulfil their potential. They want to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry. They want a firm which offers stability and career longevity.

Above all, they want to provide first-class clients with a first-class service.

 

Locations

London

"Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
Samuel Johnson

London, undoubtedly one of the world's greatest cities in which to live and work. Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has two offices at its heart - stunning 4 More London and the historic and architecturally important 3 Waterhouse Square.

Birmingham

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"Birmingham is a constantly reinvented city, forever probing the future rather than trading on its past"
Jim Crace

Our Birmingham office, Two Snowhill, sits right at the heart of the city's business district. Brand new and with first class facilities, it was named 'Best Commercial Workplace' in the British Council for Offices awards.

Benefits

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co is dedicated to recruiting and retaining the best staff. Talent,potential and hardwork are rewarded accordingly.

We offer competitive salaries and numerous other benefits. These include but are not limited to:

  • 25 day's holiday (plus optional unpaid leave)

  • Pension scheme

  • Life assurance

  • Permanent health insurance

  • Bupa private medical insurance

  • Travel loan scheme

  • Exclusive event discounts and corporate rates

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Budget for staff entertainment

  • Overseas Secondments

  • Culture of the firm

  • Office environment

Take the next steps

Want to know more about the opportunities on offer at Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co? Think you may be a perfect fit for the firm, but don't see a perfectly fitting opportunity?

Whatever the query, the recruitment team is on hand to help. Please get in touch via the email address: recruitment@wragge-law.com.

Key contacts

Chris Oglethorpe
Human resources director

Key contacts

Chloe Lloyd
Graduate recruitment manager

"As the graduate recruitment and development manager, I am responsible for attracting and recruiting top quality graduates to the firm. Once these graduates start as trainees, I oversee their progression through the two year training contract to ensure they realise their potential to become excellent lawyers."

Key contacts

Carli Gallier
Recruitment manager

"As recruitment manager I am responsible for all experienced recruitment within the firm, as well as sourcing and establishing alternative methods to attract potential candidates in an increasingly competitive market. I also work with the senior leadership team to identify future resourcing needs."

Key contacts

Claire Hayes
Recruitment co-ordinator

"As recruitment co-ordinator, I am responsible for the firm's support recruitment, while assisting on fee earner recruitment during busy periods. Having been in HR for more than eight years, I have established excellent relationships both with internal and external clients and an understanding of individual teams' specific needs."

Key contacts

Caty Scott
Graduate recruitment advisor

"As graduate recruitment advisor for London, I work with the rest of the graduate recruitment team in sourcing our trainee solicitors and coordinating their two year training contract. I am involved in all areas of the trainee recruitment and development process."

Key contacts

Hayley Basford
Graduate recruitment advisor

"As a Birmingham based graduate recruitment advisor, I support the team with the recruitment of trainees and coordinate their two year training contract. The kind of things I'm involved in are organising the vacation schemes and running assessment days, as well as assisting with the seat move and qualification process."

Key contacts

Donna Mills
Recruitment administrator

"I am currently on secondment as a recruitment administrator, responsible for providing support to the Recruitment and Graduate Recruitment team. I provide full administrative support to all team members recruiting at all levels across the business."

  • Chris Oglethorpe
    Chris Oglethorpe
    Human resources director
  • Chloe Lloyd
    Chloe Lloyd
    Graduate recruitment manager
  • Carli Gallier
    Carli Gallier
    Recruitment manager
  • Claire Hayes
    Claire Hayes
    Recruitment co-ordinator
  • Caty Scott
    Caty Scott
    Graduate recruitment advisor
  • Hayley Basford
    Hayley Basford
    Graduate recruitment advisor
  • Donna Mills
    Donna Mills
    Recruitment administrator