Kingsley Napley achieves ‘best law firm to work for’ status in Sunday Times’ Best Companies listing 2018

Ranked 15th Best Company to Work For in UK

25 February 2018

Kingsley Napley are delighted to be ranked again in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For survey, released today for 2018. 


Now ranked 15th Best Company overall, up 8 places on last year's position.  Kingsley Napley were also the top-ranked law firm in the poll, out of eight listed.

For several years now, Kingsley Napley have been recognised for their “outstanding” levels of staff engagement and “positive working environment”.  In the latest survey, the firm ranked 14th in the “My Company” section:

  • 70% of staff surveyed said that there are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow;
  • 83% said that the experience they gain is valuable for their future;
  • 79% would be unlikely to leave if offered another job;
  • and 90% rated the firm’s social conscience, including its charitable giving initiatives, as the best aspect of working at the firm.  

The firm ranked third out of 100 for its strong social conscience and its male/female staff ratio was 26:74. 

Kingsley Napley also scored highly for leadership with a 13th place ranking in the poll. 

Linda Woolley, Kingsley Napley’s Managing Partner, comments: “This is a tremendous result for us and is testimony to the special culture we have at Kingsley Napley where people genuinely enjoy coming to work and which, of course, helps them do great work for our clients in turn.  At a time when other law firms are working hard to improve their gender statistics, we are particularly proud of our record for promoting women. We must not become complacent but these results are worth celebrating because everyone at all levels of the firm has played their part in them and that makes them even more pleasing. 

View the full results of The Sunday Times ‘Best Companies’ 2018 survey.

The rankings were based on the results of a detailed firm-wide employee survey, which probes areas such as leadership and management, levels of commitment and engagement to the firm as well as pay and benefits, personal well-being, CSR and feelings towards colleagues.

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