Client relationships give law firm an insight into recruitment and retention

Client relationships give  law firm an insight into recruitment and retention

Tunbridge Wells-based Law 365 specialises in corporate and employment law for Microsoft Partners – companies providing services using Microsoft products.

Services range from company intranets and cloud storage to cyber security, explained Law 365 founder Kim Simmonds. “Every business needs Outlook – or (cyber) security.

“One in 20 VAT-registered businesses in the UK is a Microsoft Partner, so it’s significant.”

The law firm now offers coaching, staff benefit schemes and other management consultancy-like services, not just employment law.

Too often, companies wait until problems arise to involve a solicitor. “Employment law can be a very reactive service,” continued Ms Simmonds.

And with skills shortages, companies need a rewarding culture to retain as well as recruit.

Serving the tech sector gives Law 365 a glimpse of the future for everyone, said Ms Simmonds.

“We see a war for talent. There is a shortage of skills in IT, and if there is a shortage of tech expertise, what is going to happen to business?

“Tech companies are always ahead of the curve. They were doing hybrid working for years before Covid.”

Law 365’s new service is called HAPPY 365, for the acronym Health, Autonomy, Purpose, Progression, Your connections.

LAW 365’s own ‘purpose’ of charitable activity has seen staff out litterpicking, and they have been involved in the Tunbridge Wells Legal Walk for the last four years. They were hosts and top fund-raisers of the most recent event, in aid of Citizens’ Advice Tunbridge Wells and District, raising £4,046.25 out of the total of around £11,000.

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