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‘Outstanding’ Frettens named as 11th best law firm to work for in the whole of the UK!

Matthew Fretten, Managing Partner, Frettens Solicitors.

By Andrew Diprose [email protected]

Published: November 20, 2023 | Updated: 20th November 2023

A leading law firm is feeling the love after 94 per cent of its staff said they loved working there.

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Frettens has been recognised for the seventh year running in the latest league tables for 2023 released by Best Companies, the employment engagement specialist.

The law firm, which has offices in Christchurch and Ringwood, has retained its title as an ‘outstanding’ company to work for.

It is in the Top 50 Best Mid-Sized companies to work for in the UK as well as the 28th best company in the South West and the 11th best law firm to work for in the whole of the UK.

The results are based on an employee engagement survey, completed by all the Frettens’ team.

Matthew Fretten, Managing Partner, said: “Regular employee engagement surveys like this one really help us to gain an understanding of what we’re doing right, what we can improve on and where to initiate change.

“The anonymity that the Best Companies survey provides is also not to be overlooked.

“It’s crucial that our team feel that they can be totally honest in their feedback.

“We take the Best Companies survey very seriously and are therefore thrilled to see that we have improved our rankings yet again this year.

“It certainly gives us peace of mind that things are heading in the right direction.”

As well as the main rankings, Best Companies also pointed out some ‘Featured Workplace Factors’ where Frettens performed particularly well.

According to the survey:

  • 85 per cent of staff agreed that their job is good for their personal growth.
  • 86 per cent of staff agreed that Frettens has a strong social conscience.
  • 94 per cent of staff agreed that they love working for Frettens.

Best Companies highlighted private healthcare and women in senior management as key benefits.

Frettens offers private healthcare to all employees and over 40 per cent of its senior managers are women.

Matthew said: “Compared to 2021, we have made a marked improvement in these workplace factors with our ‘Personal Growth’ rating increasing by ten per cent and our ‘Social Conscience’ improving eight per cent.

“These improvements coincide with our cumulative efforts to prioritise these areas, with career progression, in particular, becoming a crucial part of our ethos in the last two years.

“With that being said, there’s always room for improvement; but the future continues to look bright at Frettens.”

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