Berwin Leighton Paisner
Offices & Dress
Is there a dress code at your firm?
The office is good. People generally prefer Adelaide House as the offices are bigger and the building is brighter. The facilities are good, although most people think that the cafeteria could be improved. The dress code depends on the department but is generally business casual, although I would prefer more choice over what I wear to work.Second year traineeHelpful?
Every day that I walk across London Bridge I feel so lucky that I work at BLP! I wouldn't ever want to move location!Second year traineeHelpful?
Offices very nice but toilets could be improved...Second year traineeHelpful?
Our offices look great from outside but are a bit old fashioned on the inside. Please provide us with more showering and toilet facilities! Dress code depends on the team you work in, but its generally not a suits-every-day kind of firm.First year traineeHelpful?
Great location and facilities (just missing a gym!). Dress code is office casual, not a problem to adhere to and it's easy to look smart for client meetings, etc.First year traineeHelpful?
Suits required but ties varies depending on department.First year traineeHelpful?
The one 'could be better' area - offices are all fine, the only thing that to my mind needs improvement is the downstairs - meaning client suites, (too small), and canteen, (just could be nicer). Offices themselves are great, and good location.First year traineeHelpful?
Excellent location. Not ideal to have 2 separate buildings in very different states of repair. Dress code is smart but tie/jacket generally only required at meetings.Second year traineeHelpful?
Probably one of the best locations in the City - river views and close to London Bridge/Bank/Monument tubes.Second year traineeHelpful?
The riverside location is fantastic and the facilities first rate. Dress code is quite casual, ties and jackets for meetings but otherwise open shirt and trousers in the office.First year traineeHelpful?
The office is split across two buildings next door to one another and the quality of natural light available definitely depends on where you are! All the offices are well equipped and comfortable. The dress code is business casual and people are reasonably informal in the office although suits are expected for client meetings and events.Second year traineeHelpful?
Adelaide House is lovely and the dress code varies between departments but is usually smart.Second year traineeHelpful?
London Bridge. The firm is split across two buildings but I don't see this as a problem – you can get a cheeky bit of fresh air at times. Dress code depends on departments, but it is generally casual business attire.First year traineeHelpful?
The offices are amazing, right on the river with fantastic views of the South Bank and the Shard as it goes up. Individual offices are big and airy and the equipment we get is very good. The office is just over the bridge from London Bridge tube/mainline and a two minute walk from Monument tube, so transport is very easy. The dress code is fairly relaxed, with suit trousers, open neck shirt and smart jumper being standard dress for most. There are some killer heels about, but most get left under the desk at the end of the day in favour of comfy flats to trudge home. For men, suits are only worn in client meetings, and ties are worn less often than that. The sole exception seems to be tax, where a suit and tie is standard dress.First year traineeHelpful?
Smart casual when in the office, with a suit in the cupboard for client meetings (although most trainees and partners dress more formally than associates). Office is a lovely listed building from 1928. Location is fantastic, great transport links and easy access to the City. Facilities excellent (great repro team, staff canteen, excellent post room staff).Second year traineeHelpful?
Dress is office casual, suits and ties are not required but formal trousers and skirts are. The offices are good; there is a good cafeteria with a good range of food that is subsidised. Most offices face the river Thames which is really nice and means a lot of the offices are bright.Newly qualified solicitor, PropertyHelpful?
Great staff canteen. Pool table and comfy sofas. Dress code for partners/associates in most teams is smart casual unless you have an appointment with clients (suit in cupboard!), Though the fee earners in some teams always wear suits. For trainee’s best to wear suits in case someone is considering taking you to a client meeting, they're much more likely to invite you if you're already in smart garb.TraineeHelpful?
The offices are great. The cafeteria is pretty good for a work cafe. The dress code is business casual but can be misleading as trainees are expected to dress smarter than the rest of the fee earners in the office.TraineeHelpful?
Trainees share an office with their supervisor and the offices are nice and bright. The cafeteria has a good selection and is reasonably priced. The firm subsidises gym membership at the local gyms in the area (including below the office).TraineeHelpful?
Lovely cafeteria; offices are spacious and comfortable.TraineeHelpful?
Adelaide House is lovely; Magnus House is much less to. The canteen is good and has a wide selection. There are plenty of gyms and cafes etc nearby. Lovely river views. Dress code varies by department but in general is smart.TraineeHelpful?
Depends on the department, tax department is very conservative.Junior solicitor, TaxHelpful?
The main office building is very nice but the next door building is a bit dated! The facilities are good with a good restaurant, a cafeteria onsite, the river on our doorstep and a gym next door. Dress code wise the formality varies from department to department but a safe bet is a suit with or without a tie.TraineeHelpful?
The firm has two buildings. Adelaide House is much nicer to work in, but St. Magnus is certainly not dreary and drab. The canteen is popular with trainees and associates/partners alike (although the pool table is rarely used). The benefits scheme allows everyone to pick what they want – so there is no specific firm gym. It is up to you which gym you want to join (or whether you would rather join the wine club).TraineeHelpful?