B&R #babiesatwork

Posted by   Birman & Ride on    25 October 2016

Babies at workBirman & Ride has joined other enlightened Australian employers in developing flexible work practices for parents with babies and young children and welcoming babies into the office.

Talented property lawyer Lucy Dickens is passionate about her work and motherhood. Lucy has put the firm’s #babiesatwork policy into practice by bringing her daughter Lilly to work with her since she was just a few weeks old. Lucy is a great advocate for babywearing which she says helps her to juggle working and caring for Lilly. Lucy works part-time and is in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Partner Michael Hodgkins says “the firm is determined to retain the talents of young parents. They are experienced professionals and a real asset to our firm and to the legal profession. We want to do everything we can to enable parents to work and care for their children.”

Lucy and Michael have drawn inspiration from a recent meeting with partner Catherine Dunlop and her team at Maddocks lawyers.  Their innovative approach to flexible working was recognised when the firm’s program was selected as the winner of the 2016 ALPMA/Lexis Nexis Thought Leadership Awards at the 2016 ALPMA Summit.

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