How do we look after our team?

At IDR Law we look after our people and ensure their working environment is one that is conducive to high levels of wellbeing and job satisfaction.

A Law firm where wellbeing is a priority

Kerry Croft, operations manager at IDR Law, has been researching wellbeing and how to help prevent ‘re-entry anxiety’1 as we come out of the pandemic.

Kerry comments: “I think Martin is a trailblazer. He has created a Law firm where wellbeing is central to the company. We already have a lot of things in place to support the wellbeing of the team, such as the FamilyFlex working hours, where you fit your work around your family and not the other way around, but we’re always looking to improve. From my own perspective, I’ve found a great role in a great company that fits around my life. It’s a really supportive environment and I’m incredibly happy at work. People are encouraged to take time away from the desk for breaks and lunch and to leave work on time. There’s no expectation to work longer than your hours just for the sake of it.”

IDR Law is growing rapidly. As workload increases at IDR Law, we look to recruit more people and increase the team, so no one feels overloaded or overwhelmed by their work.

Ensuring everyone feels supported

Kate Wootton, Trainee solicitor at IDR Law comments: “We all work as a team here at IDR – we all look out for each other. If anybody is struggling, we will always check in and offer to help. Likewise, we always feel comfortable asking for help. It is really good to know that support is always on hand when you need it.”

Richard Thomas, Senior Associate, IDR Law, adds: “I think in all aspects of life, communication is one of the most important parts of any job or role you might be involved in. With supervision in particular, if people feel that they’re not in control or that they can’t air their thoughts, then it can cause issues. Being open, contactable at all times and turning round specific supervisory work quickly are three things that make a massive difference, and this is what we do at IDR. There is nothing more disheartening than not feeling able to discuss something, having no access to a supervisor or where work is sat waiting for review, but you dare not ask!”

We’re developing our systems to ensure all team members continue to feel supported and happy in their role as we adapt to life post-pandemic. Not everyone wants to work from the office or from home all of the time, so, part of this development is adapting our flexible home/office working by bringing the office to those who are joining us… starting with Manchester!

Come and join us

IDR Law continues to expand as a firm and we have a variety of positions available. We have training in place to support all new members of IDR Law during the onboarding process and to support all our existing team members with their career development.

No matter what stage of your law career you’re at, if you have talent, compassion and empathy and you want to come and work for an ambitious, forward-thinking law firm, get in touch. With IDR Law, the sky is the limit!

IDR Law is an approachable, boutique firm and the only one in the country dealing solely with inheritance dispute resolution. If you’re a law firm, or an individual who feels they would benefit from our expertise, get in touch here, email us at enquiries@idrlaw.co.uk or call on 01423 637050.

References:

  1. https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/article/how-to-cope-with-re-entry-anxiety

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