“Bexley Beaumont takes a boutique approach to the platform model”

Katy Dowell, editor of The Lawyer in April 2024 described how Bexley Beaumont’s different approach has attracted and continues to attract top talent. Bexley Beaumont is proud to offer something different to the talented lawyers in the industry. CEO Karen Bexley discusses what that difference is and how it serves as the base from which Bexley Beaumont operates.

While fee-share law firms have undoubtedly penetrated the sphere of the legal market, traditional law firms still dominate the landscape overall. At Bexley Beaumont, we are proud to stand apart. We are not just another law firm; we are a community of legal professionals committed to changing the future of the law and redefining what it means to practice in the modern world.

Legal press describes Bexley Beaumont as a “hybrid” firm, offering the “best of both”, combining the finest elements of traditional and fee-share firms. While we embrace the values and professionalism of traditional firms, we also recognise the benefits of a fee-share model in fostering collaboration, empowerment, and greater financial reward for team members.

At the heart of the firm’s success lies a unique team culture that thrives on collaboration, excellence, empowerment, enjoyment, integrity, and passion. These values are not just words on paper; they are the guiding principles that shape every aspect of Bexley Beaumont’s operations.

A supportive and inclusive team culture is essential for fostering creativity, innovation, and inspiring each member of the team to be the best versions of themselves. That's why we invest heavily in creating a positive and supportive environment, where lawyers feel empowered to take control of their own careers; are free to pursue excellence in their work, both individually and as a collective, and have the opportunity to celebrate and enjoy their successes along the way.

Central to our team culture is our thriving events calendar. As well as our flagship, firmwide celebratory events, such as our Spring Celebration, our Annual BBQ and Summer Walk, Bexley Beaumont has introduced BBElevate and BBCollaborate in 2024. These new concepts were introduced this year to enhance the skills and personal development of the team, whilst strengthening internal connections. These events not only strengthen our bonds as a team but also foster a sense of camaraderie and belonging which I have seen develop over the years. It is truly special and sets Bexley Beaumont apart.

But our commitment to collaboration doesn't stop with our internal team. We firmly believe in the power of collaboration with our clients, partners, and the broader community. Bexley Beaumont is a law firm where clients’ and lawyers’ interests are aligned, meaning that the offering we provide allows lawyers to work more closely with their clients and develop a deeper understanding of their needs. In turn, lawyers can tailor their strategies specifically to each client and deliver real value. Our commitment to the wider community is also set to increase with the launch of the BBFoundation as a registered charity.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of quality and professionalism in everything we do and have been delighted that our excellence has been recognised this year, being named Law Firm of the Year at the Modern Law Awards 2024, a finalist for Law Company of the Year at The Lawyer Awards and Harry Jenkinson being named Young Sustainability Champion in the North West by Insider Media, for his work on Bexley Beaumont’s ESG and Climate Action Plan.

Inherently, Bexley Beaumont empowers its lawyers to take control of their careers within a supportive and collaborative environment, but it also allows them the freedom to look after their mental health and prioritise what matters most to them.

Integrity is non-negotiable. It is the basis for all of Bexley Beaumont’s actions as we believe in always doing the right thing.

Passion drives everything we do. We are passionate about improving the industry, passionate about serving our clients, and passionate about making a positive impact in the community.

We are an innovative and inclusive community, collectively driven to reshape the future of the legal profession. I would invite anyone to join us on this journey as we continue to push the boundaries and provide a truly unique option for the industry’s most talented and ambitious lawyers.

To discuss any of the above further, please contact Karen: karenbexley@bexleybeaumont.com  |  07971 859332