Altrincham law firm MLP Law has become the first law firm to be appointed a Member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter – a scheme working to improve employment standards across Greater Manchester.
The firm is part of the latest intake of members to the scheme and is the first law firm in the city region to be appointed. There are only 66 members of the scheme in the whole of Greater Manchester.
The charter, established by the Mayor of Manchester, celebrates excellence in employers across the city region and its 10 boroughs. Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to seven characteristics of good employment to be considered for membership, demonstrating their business’ approach to good employment.
Employment law partner, Gareth Matthews, led the application. He said: “Being appointed as a member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter is a real accolade and I’m delighted that MLP Law has been recognised for our efforts to create an excellent working environment for our team. MLP is committed to providing work that is secure, flexible and fairly paid, ensuring our employees are developed, well-managed and engaged, with their health and wellbeing a top priority.”
The seven characteristics of Good Employment that the Charter seeks are: secure work, flexible work, pay, engagement and voice, recruitment, people management, and health and wellbeing.
Manager of the Charter, Carol Halford, said: “MLP is our first law firm across Greater Manchester to become a member of the charter – that is an achievement. They were clearly able to provide examples and evidence of good practice applied across each of the seven characteristics of the charter. Not only were they able to provide examples of current practice, they clearly have ambitions to continue to improve and to share good practice across the GEC network/community.”
Stephen Attree, managing partner at MLP Law, added: “MLP Law employs more than 20 people and their experience as employees is incredibly important to us. We want our team to be happy, valued and confident at work and we make a great deal of effort to ensure that this is the case. It’s rewarding to have our work recognised by the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter and I’m very proud that MLP Law has been appointed a member of this respected scheme.”