Life at PDT

We listen to our staff and invest time in creating a modern, supportive and fresh way of working. We employ bright, ambitious people with an entrepreneurial spirit who work hard, voice their opinions and are committed to help create a firm where everyone is respected and treated equally.


The social side to PDT


We like to think we are a good, fun bunch of people to spend your working day with. We have worked hard to build a close knit, supportive and kind working environment, and many of us like to spend time with each other in and outside the office.


We host a number of staff events throughout the year, including activities such as rounders, table tennis, quizzes, fry-up fridays, bake-off competitions, summer parties and a large Christmas party with lots of dancing each year. 


We genuinely care about each other and take the opportunity to share in each other's successes, milestones and personal celebrations.  



Staff benefits


We recognise the need for employees to balance their work and home life and we fully embrace flexible working, with staff at all levels working part-time and flexible hours.


In addition to our career development package we offer the following comprehensive and flexible range of benefits including:

  • Professional staff: 25 days holiday

  • Support staff: 20 days holiday (increasing to 25 days with length of service)

  • Day off for your birthday

  • Days off between Christmas and New Year when the office is closed in additional to your annual holiday entitlement

  • Life Assurance

  • Contributory Pension Scheme

  • Private Healthcare

  • Childcare Vouchers

  • Entitlement to take unpaid holiday (increasing with length of service)

  • Discounts on Legal work

  • Flexible working

  • Bonus Scheme

  • Commission on new joiners

  • Professional exams support (including study leave and study fees)

  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption pay

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Dress down Fridays


10 good reasons to work for PDT


1) Champions of flexible working

PDT fully embraces flexible working, with staff at all levels in the firm working part-time and flexible hours. By supporting our staff to take control of their career and work in a way that best suits them we get the best from our employees (not to mention a loyal, happy and efficient workforce).


2) First-rate clients and high-quality work

PDT is perfectly balanced for a fulfilling law career. We are big enough to regularly work with large organisations on high quality and complex matters, but small enough for you to be able to build close and impactful relationships with clients.


3) Truly open, honest and supportive culture

Embrace our culture and be happy and satisfied with the work you do. Our uniquely warm and welcoming environment ensures you get the support, recognition and rewards you deserve for the hard work you do.


4) Stimulating and varied workload

The work at PDT is often challenging and complex. The size and structure of PDT provides you the opportunity to play a significant role in the matter and our range of clients from a number of exciting sectors provides you with a varied and interesting workload.   


5) Our remarkable staff!

We select our lawyers carefully. We employ those who display our core values of integrity, passion and inclusion and those who look to not only further their career, but those who also look to develop and encourage all those around them. Our teams are strong and collaborative and our staff are inspiring and supportive.


6) Be bold and brave in your work

We encourage our lawyers to be brave and bold in their work. We provide the tools, training and mentoring that feed the whole legal professional, including business development, marketing and networking skills so you feel confident and supported in the work you do.


7) Happy Birthday! Have a lie in on us

As well as a day off on your birthday, working at PDT also provides you with other competitive benefits such as life assurance, contributory pension scheme, private healthcare, discounts on legal work, flexible working, generous bonus scheme and dress down Fridays.


8) Find your niche specialism

We are recognised leaders in a number of niche sectors. We encourage you to discover and build on your specialist expertise so you can differentiate yourself and build your skillset in line with the evolving legal market.


9) Non-hierarchical atmosphere

PDT culture is open, approachable and encouraging and we work hard to provide meaningful, forward looking and continuous flow of feedback to help you to develop and finesse your skills in a safe and genuinely supportive environment.


10) We value your passion and desire to develop your career

We always looking for new talent and welcome applications from lawyers with any level of experience into our corporate, commercial, real estate, dispute resolution or employment teams.

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