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Wellbeing and Benefits

Our comprehensive benefits package is designed to support the wellbeing of our people and their families and can be tailored to suit personal circumstances and lifestyles. We take a holistic approach to wellbeing and have categorised wellbeing broadly into three pillars: mental and physical, financial and social wellbeing. You can explore the benefits under each pillar here.

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Mental and physical wellbeing

Our central pillar aims to build parity between mental and physical wellbeing:

 

  • Employee Assistance Programme and wellbeing platform, providing access to a wealth of health and wellness resources, practical advice and counselling services
  • Private medical, dental insurance and health assessments
  • Free virtual GP services for you and your dependents
  • Free yoga classes
  • Access to subsidised on-site practitioner services in our London office
  • Eye care subsidy
  • Coaching
  • Support hubs and training for a variety of wellbeing topics including menopause, cancer awareness and supporting mental health
  • Inclusion networks and support groups including Mishcon M:BRACE (our race equity network) Baby Loss and Fertility Support Group, Parents and Carers Network, and the Mishcon Pride Network

Social wellbeing

Social wellbeing relates to our sense of belonging, inclusion and human connection:

 

  • Sports and social clubs (including the firm band, tag rugby, creative writing and netball)
  • Give As You Earn charitable giving
  • Holiday trading
  • Leisure travel insurance
  • 50 hours can be spent each year on impact or pro bono activities
  • Support and fund matching for charity challenges
  • Inclusion networks and support groups including Mishcon M:BRACE (our race equity network) Baby Loss and Fertility Support Group, Parents and Carers Network, and the Mishcon Pride Network
  • On-site café, roof terraces and social areas

Financial wellbeing

Whether you are just starting out or are nearing retirement, we have a number of benefits and resources to support your and your family's financial wellbeing:

 

  • Income protection
  • Season ticket loan
  • Pension – generous employer contributions that increase with length of service
  • Pension guidance through 1:1s
  • Will writing and conveyancing financial support
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Academy financial wellbeing programme
  • Long service recognition
  • Discounts, offers and cashback

Wellbeing fund

Our Wellbeing Fund can be used towards any wellbeing activities. This can include gym memberships, exercise or relaxation classes, sports and social club subscriptions, therapists, independent financial advisors.

Flexible and agile working

We are proud of our approach to flexible and agile working. Based on trust and responsibility, and subject to a set of key principles, our approach allows our people flexibility and choice over where and when they work. This is in addition to supporting more formal flexible working arrangements such as part-time, flexi-time, job shares or term time working.

Family and parental support

We are committed to creating a flexible and family-friendly environment, offering generous parental leave policies and a broad range of resources, family friendly initiatives and support developed with input from our EDI committee.

Our parental leave offering:

 

  • Enhanced parental pay of up to 26 weeks full pay for eligible employees with more than one year's service. This applies to maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • Shared parental leave can be taken at any time within the year following the birth or adoption of a child. Parents can take this leave at the same time as each other or at different times
  • Four weeks' paternity leave at full pay for eligible employees
  • Paid time off for adoption and antenatal appointments
  • Up to six days’ paid time off for fertility treatment and for supporting a partner undergoing fertility treatment

"I would encourage any new fathers to consider participating in the Firm’s shared [parental] leave scheme. I wouldn’t change my experience for the world."
Managing Associate

Additional support and resources:

  • Optional cover for your partner and dependents in relation to many of our employee benefits
  • Programme supporting those returning to work after parental leave
  • 1:2:1 parental transition coaching
  • Parental buddy scheme
  • Baby Loss, Pregnancy Loss and Fertility Support Group and resources
  • Internal and external networks including our Parents and Carers Network and specific peer-support groups for single parents and parents of LGBTQIA+ children
  • Access to WorkLife Central, an inclusive network for professionals who have a shared interest in balancing home/family life with a progressive career
  • Celebrating life events
  • For a third consecutive year we were ranked in the Top 30 Employers for Working Families for 2021/22
Academy

The Academy is our in-house place of learning, our driver for growth and a platform for thought leadership - delivering university quality education across a wide range of areas.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion form a fundamental part of our core values and our commitment to accelerate equality at every level of our business has never been more important than it is today.

Impact

We are committed to having a material positive impact on society and the environment in everything we do.

Climate

We are committed to having a net positive impact on society and the environment by being a net zero carbon business.

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