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We value everyone

Our core values unite us in the way we think, work and act. They are key to the success of our business and they influcence how we interact with each other, our clients and wider society.

Think

  • We are a progressive and forward-thinking firm
  • We are confident that our diverse and idiosyncratic mix of people makes us stronger
  • We take great pride in creating an environment that’s inclusive for everyone

Work

  • We’re  a hardworking and professional bunch of people
  • We’re encouraged to find a vocational passion in our work and do more of what we love
  • We relish nurturing people’s careers, backing entrepreneurial ideas and giving people their wings

Act

  • We’re unusually friendly, down-to-earth and approachable for a law firm
  • We’re respectful and treat people with positive intent because we believe everyone in the firm is fundamentally decent
  • We thrive on sharing and being collaborative in the pursuit of better results
We take our Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously

We take our Corporate Social Responsibility very seriously

It defines what we’re like as a firm and how people perceive us. We want to be a firm that people like to work with, and a company that people want to do business with.

Pro bono work

We encourage all staff, including trainees, to volunteer their time and skills in the community where we work. Whilst current circumstances mean that we cannot volunteer as readily in person, we are maintaining links with our various CSR partners, and are carrying out many activities online. Those include spending time at the Southwark Citizens Advice Bureau rent arrears clinic, and a sponsored “Mileathon” as part of Green Week. Whatever you choose, one thing you can be sure of: you will gain as much from this experience as you give.

We also support a charity of the year, both raising monies for them (matched by the partnership), and in raising awareness of their work. That charity is voted for by the firm.

To find out more, download a copy of our firm CSR brochure.

Florence

Florence

“I chose to train at Winckworth Sherwood for its diverse set of practice areas and the promise of a friendly, yet professional working environment. My expectations have been far exceeded to date.”

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Harry

Harry

“There’s a reason a large number of the firm’s Partners have trained here. The work is interesting, the clients are varied, and the staff – be it Partners or support staff – are all amazing in their efforts to help trainees as much as they can.”

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Joyce

Joyce

“It is no surprise to me that the majority of Trainees stay on and qualify at Winckworth Sherwood. The firm provides a wonderful working environment with a wide range of departments and incredible support for its Trainees. I have always felt valued as a member of not only each team I train in, but the firm as a whole.”

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Emre

Emre

“I was given a huge amount of responsibility from the start requiring precision, stamina and attention to detail. This is however carefully balanced by hands-on supervision and I worked closely with some extremely skilled and hardworking lawyers from whom I was able to learn and develop.”

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Hannah

Hannah

“Everyone at the firm is very friendly and you get a real sense that you are working as part of a team. For me, that really sets us apart from other city firms.”

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Jennifer

Jennifer

“The workload and responsibility is proportionate to your experience, but beyond that you are respected as an important part of the firm’s framework.”

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Alex

Alex

“Rather than being relegated to the photocopier, you are trusted and supported to do work which is valued by clients and prepares you for life after qualification.”

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Theresa

Theresa

“It was clear to me that the team at Winckworth Sherwood understood their clients incredibly well which meant that they could always be relied on to deliver commercial and common sense solutions.”

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Awards & Accreditations

” They provide clear, easy to understand legal advice with pros and cons of different approaches. Most importantly however, the team really treats you as individuals and human beings – showing empathy and understanding during difficult times.”

“They are outstanding in their field.”