Working at PDT
What's it like working at PDT?
Senior Associate, Corporate
"PDT is the best of both worlds: quality work without the commute to London. It’s also a very supportive environment - I joined 17 years ago as a part-time solicitor with very young children and PDT have allowed me to adapt and increase my hours on a flexible basis as my kids have grown. Then when my interests and skills developed in a new direction, they encouraged me in a change of specialism. "
Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution
"As a one year qualified solicitor I joined PDT and in the 14 years which I have since been here I’ve never looked back. I have had the privilege of working with many talented and creative solicitors, who have nurtured me professionally and personally. As corny as perhaps it’s sounds PDT has become a home away from home, cultivating a environment where everybody no matter their level can reach their full potential. This culture is also reflected in the clients the firm represents who appreciate the hard work and dedication we as a group deliver. There is never a day when I don’t want to go to work - how many people get to say that?"
Solicitor, Real Estate
"After spending some time as a paralegal in our Company Commercial and Employment departments, I was excited to begin my training with a firm that looks after its own and fosters personal growth. PDT provides a training platform with exposure to interesting areas of law that you will have unlikely come across before and strikes a great balance between learning from experienced colleagues and managing self-development. PDT provides great opportunities to enhance your legal and personal skills - I have attended Court and Tribunal hearings for high-valued claims, as well as increasing my network by meeting new people at various events"
"Training at PDT provided me with the support and encouragement to develop my legal skills and knowledge. From day one of my training contract, I was given the opportunity to work on a wide range of matters and provided with exposure to clients. Post qualification, PDT continues to provide me with a great environment in which to continue to learn and develop"
"Working with PDT’s super talented lawyers and experiencing their energy and drive is inspiring. It has given me a lot of satisfaction and determination to help grow PDT and work towards creating a brand that truly reflects PDT’s uniquely supportive, encouraging and positive working environment. Since joining PDT I’ve learned so many new things and I’ve always been encouraged to stretch myself, improve my knowledge and develop new skills. PDT has also given me the opportunity to balance work and life by allowing me to work flexible hours. My contribution is valued and recognised by the firm and I still have time for my family."
“I hadn’t worked in Real Estate before coming to PDT and I thought it would be a difficult transition, however the Property Team made me feel incredibly welcome and were hugely supportive in helping me get to grips with everything. I’ve been at PDT for nearly 18 months, but it feels like I’ve worked here forever! It’s been amazing honing my skills with such a close knit group of people and I am grateful that I am able to continue my career journey with such great support.”
Partner, Real Estate
"Training at PDT gave me the best possible start to my legal career. The variety of work gave me invaluable experience both in solving technical issues and thinking commercially for the client. I am now nearly three years qualified and PDT continue to support me as I grow both as a lawyer and in the firm
Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution
"PDT can boast of having the majority of the U.K.’s Asset-Based Lending / Factoring organisations amongst its clients. For the lawyers working here, that translates into high-end, quality commercial work one would usually associate with City practises. From the lawyer’s perspective, PDT has and continues to amplify a culture that is enabling and values each individuals’ skills, strengths, personality and experience. We are given autonomy to run our own caseloads and encouraged to mould client relationships. From the start, you will be an integral member of any team, not only in terms servicing clients but ultimately, in PDT’s future direction and growth. In my time here, I like others have developed a strong identity and connection with the PDT, its culture and its clients. Where you buy-in and take part and contribute, you will be acknowledged"
Litigation Secretary/AML Compliance Team
"Throughout my employment with PDT I have seen the firm grow from a relatively small business into a much larger company. We have a very diverse range of employees and although the firm has grown and maintained its high level of professionalism we still have a very sociable, fun and friendly working environment with great work colleagues"