Diversity

Pitmans is a people firm. We thrive on welcoming people from all walks of life and recognise that attracting and retaining the best talent from diverse talent pools is key for innovation, creativity and productivity.

We harness a culture of inclusion by supporting our staff to reach their potential and providing equal opportunities for all, regardless of gender, race, age, marital status, religion and belief, sexual orientation or disability.

The results from our diversity staff survey reflect our commitment to fostering an inclusive culture.

Gender comparison

Role category Male Female
Partners 60% 40%
Solicitors 37% 63%
Other fee earners
(including trainees, paralegals and legal executives)
14% 86%
Roles directly supporting fee earners
(including PAs)
0% 100%
Business services – Managerial 34% 66%
Business services – Support 35% 35%

Pitmans is outperforming other UK law firms on diversity, particularly with gender equality.

In 2015, the Solicitors Regulation Authority found that on average, 33% of partners at law firms across England and Wales are female. In comparison, 40% of Pitmans partnership is made up of women.

The results for our age distribution and ethnicity are in line with those found in the SRA survey – the key findings of which can be read here. The results from the 2017 SRA survey will be published on their website when available.

John Hutchinson
Managing Partner

Pitmans Law: a word from the top

Pitmans Managing Partner John Hutchinson – a work-hard, play-hard Londoner – is the one ultimately responsible for ensuring that we deliver on our vision and ambition. We asked him to tell you a little more about us.

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Suzanne Brooker
Suzanne Brooker
Deputy Managing Partner
 

“As a leadership team, it’s our job to protect and enhance the culture and we always go the extra mile to build and motivate a friendly, professional and expert team that shares the same values and approach. We work with our clients and each other in an efficient and agile way and our effective infrastructure and processes ensure we are a firm that really gets things done.”

Julian Prentice
Senior Associate
 

“Pitmans is an excellent firm in which to train and qualify into and the contract sets you up well for your future career. I was promoted to Senior Associate in 2016, having qualified in 2012, and I believe the support I received and the knowledge I gained throughout my time as a trainee was invaluable in achieving this.”

Holly Hampton - Pitmans Law Paralegal
Holly Hampton
Paralegal
 

“Before joining Pitmans I knew they had a reputation for being a really genuine bunch of people – great to work with and for. The reputation is really well deserved and I’m so pleased to have joined such a welcoming and enthusiastic team. All new recruits are assigned a buddy to show them the ropes and help them settle in – it’s a really supportive environment.”

Sophie Austin - Pitmans Law Dispute Resolution Solicitor
Sophie Austin
Solicitor
 

“One of the reasons I joined the firm as a trainee and have stayed since qualification is the working atmosphere of Pitmans. Of course we work hard, but we also have fun, working in a friendly and a team-focused environment. The firm recognises the importance of maintaining a healthy work/life balance.”

David Williams
David Williams
Senior Associate
 

“I undertook work experience with Pitmans in 2003 and enjoyed it so much that I moved to Reading in 2005 to join the firm as a trainee. I immediately felt at home and have made some really good friends over the years.”

Marie Evrard
Marie Evrard
Legal Adviser
 

“One of the things that attracted me to Pitmans was the scale and scope of their international client base. Pitmans is a member of Interact Law – a global network of specialist legal firms – and this ensures lots of current and future opportunities to work with clients around the world.”

Meet the team

John Hutchinson

John Hutchinson

Managing Partner

Suzanne Brooker

Suzanne Brooker

Head of Restructuring and Recovery

Head of Restructuring & Insolvency

Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly

Head of Corporate

Chris Netiatis Head of Pensions at Pitmans Law

Chris Netiatis

Head of Pensions

Tim Clark - Pitmans Law Head of Dispute Resolution

Tim Clark

Head of Dispute Resolution

Delphine Mehouas

Delphine Mehouas

Head of Commercial Real Estate

Ferhat Choudri

Ferhat Choudri

Head of Insurance

Sajjad Khan - Pitmans Law Head of Intellectual Property

Sajjad Khan

Head of Intellectual Property

Matt Heyworth

Matthew Heyworth

Head of Wills, Tax & Trusts

1000 day plan

Principles

At Pitmans Law we don’t want to be just another law firm but to offer something different and better – to our clients and our people. We have ambitious growth plans based on the following principles.

  • Providing core services, specialising in commercial legal
  • City quality lawyers/regional price structure, innovative products and services
  • Pre-eminent talent attracted to a culture of trust and commitment
  • Building a scalable customer base of national and international clients
  • On an efficient infrastructure of capable and agile communication and IT processes
  • Based in the South East of England

Key Strategic Areas

  • People
  • Communications
  • Business Development
  • Infrastructure & Business Practice
  • Services
  • International
  • Technology
  • Finance

We have cross-firm and cross-practice teams charged with delivery in these key strategic areas across all grades from trainee to partner.

Key Facts

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13 service areas infographic
8 sectors
21 individuals infographic
25 practice areas infographic
200 people infographic
35 partners infographic
3 Locations infographic
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