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The John Lewis-style ownership model

Employee part-ownership of a company can offer rewards both financially and culturally, writes Gareth Brahams

15 March 2016

Upon hearing the news that Mishcon de Reya has been considering a change to its business set-up, I was reminded of why I wanted the idea of co-ownership and employee engagement to be at the centre of Brahams Dutt Badrick French's culture.

When I left my former firm, Stewarts Law, just over three years ago with a strong team ready to establish a specialist employment firm, I knew it was essential to decide what it was that I wanted to achieve and what kind of culture I was seeking to create.

I decided I wanted a firm where people would work with me, not for me, and where fee earners and non-fee earners were genuinely aligned. As an employment lawyer, I know that it is leadership, remuneration, and recognition that drive culture. That was how I hit
on an arrangement where all employees, from the partners
to the administration staff and everyone in between, are primarily motiva...

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