Newcomers tell us we appear very approachable. Perhaps this is caused by our open-door policy and healthy disregard for hierarchy, with "a real feeling that we're all together in the same boat".
This works in our offices across the globe. A trainee, who went on an international secondment, says: "It was challenging, but I really enjoyed the experience".
Our people also get a fresh view on life by getting involved in the firm's commitment to corporate responsibility. For Gowling WLG this is all about making connections and making a difference. Not just to benefit the not-for-profits, individuals and suppliers we work with, but to strengthen relationships with our communities and clients, and for the wellbeing and development of our people.