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ABOUT US

We are a purpose-led, professional services business with law at the core.

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A change for good

Discover how we’re inspired by our clients, colleagues and communities to better support you.

 

You want more than expert legal advice, you need a trusted partner to support you as you transform your own organisation.

We go beyond what’s expected - we challenge ourselves and others, push boundaries and track the latest developments on your behalf.

We have a strong sense of integrity and put clients, communities, people and the planet before profit. We know your industry inside out, we understand that the world is changing, and we stand beside you as you face those changes.

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If there’s something else you’re looking for, please tell us. Because while we’ve come a long way since 1769, we always strive to improve and do whatever it takes to support our clients and strengthen our relationships with them.

 

Discover how our purpose drives your success

We have a purpose-led strategy: to make business work better for people.

No other law firm has aligned every aspect of its business around a sense of purpose like we have. It guides us as we create the kind of inclusive, diverse, considerate firm we hope you will want to work with.

Law remains at the heart of what we do but the varied skillsets of our people, innovative technologies, efficient processes, and purpose-led approach will provide you with a unique competitive advantage. In addition to lawyers you’ll have easy access to a range of professionals, from forensic accountants and tax experts to data specialists and project managers, to support you across every area of your business. All through a single firm.

 

Decades of experience supporting clients in five strategic global sectors

We make it our business to know yours. Our depth of knowledge and expertise in Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Technology, Science and Industry enable us to deliver bold, innovative and relevant solutions to the 90% of our clients who work in these five sectors.

Although we work across other sectors, our strategic focus on these five areas gives you further confidence: we’ll make your business work better for you.

Welcome to our multinational family

Working with us, you’ll have the support of a multinational business. We combine scale and geographical reach with the simplicity of working with a well-connected partner: a consistent firmwide proposition with a small firm feel.

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Three questions you’re unlikely to see on another professional services business’s website:

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Why do we exist?

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What value do we provide the world?

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What does long-term success look like, for our clients, our people and for the communities we are part of?

These are tough questions – but ones we weren’t afraid to ask to understand what makes us unique and what will provide us with long-term, sustainable success. The answers have led us to transform from an expertise-based law firm into a purpose-led, professional services business with law at the core.

The approach is bold and forward-thinking, but that’s what’s been engrained into our firm since 1769. We know change on this scale won’t happen overnight, this is a journey – one we’d like you, our other clients, people, peers, suppliers, and communities to join us on.

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Shaped by experts – our people and clients

Redefining ourselves isn’t change for its own sake. We’ve approached this in the same way we approach business, with a focus on strategy and by being organised to succeed. It’s why we enlisted the help of independent transformation experts, who in turn reached out to our people, clients, and trusted advisors for their input.

This new way of structuring ourselves and our commitment to our purpose, ‘to make business work better for people’, is the result of a long period of analysis. It now informs everything we do. And because it was created by all of us, it transcends markets, teams, geographies and communities.

More importantly, it will really benefit your business, our other clients, society, the legal profession, and the environment. And this is just the start.

Making more than a positive difference to your business

Your commercial environment and the wider world are constantly evolving. By understanding and embracing change, and by being inspired, led and driven by our clients, colleagues and communities we can better support your business and the world around us. 

Lisa MacCallum

Founder and president of Inspired Companies

The Pinsent Masons experience is an unforgettable one. Driven by a clear sense of who they are, what they stand for and why they exist – they are a culture and a brand that you’ll want to be part of. Delivering on Purpose has no finish line and requires intention, leadership conviction and a really good strategy. Pinsent Masons is one of very few businesses defining what that looks like for everyone else. The future of business just got a whole lot more interesting!
To champion change to give your business stability

To champion change to give your business stability

You need more than expert legal advice to achieve your commercial goals. That’s why we quickly adapt to changes in your business world and around the globe, to best support you.

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To always move forwards to help your business progress

To always move forwards to help your business progress

We have a strong history yet continuously look to the future. We invest in technology and partnerships to inspire innovative solutions for your business.

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To support our people so they can better help yours

To support our people so they can better help yours

By creating a healthy, inspiring working environment focussed on inclusion and wellbeing our teams can help your business work better for you.

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Three simple values, yet they are very powerful. They guide who we are on our best day. They flow through our organisation to make your experience of working with us the best one possible, while ensuring we always do what’s right. Our approach is backed up by our Global Standard of Ethical Conduct.

Amy Richardson

Group Head of Legal, Barratt Developments PLC

I was delighted to work with Pinsent Masons because they are the sort of law firm that is there in the weeds with you. They are equally invested in what I am trying to deliver as Head of Legal at Barratt; as much as the business is. They are one of my go-to law firms and were excellent as always.

Approachable

It’s not hard to be friendly, in life or business: a smile, a wave, a warm welcome. It takes little effort, but can make a huge difference to someone’s day. It can also make a very positive difference to your business. 

We’d like to think all our people are approachable, down-to-earth and respectful – and that you wouldn’t hesitate to come to them for support and advice, no matter the situation. 

Similarly, we don’t want you to hold back on details and suggestions of your own. Having a two-way collaboration, growing together and communicating on a human level, not always just for business, will give you even better outcomes.


Bold

There are times to play it safe and times to push the boundaries. We know exactly when to do both to make sure your business gets the best outcomes.

Making these tough decisions comes from experience, which we have in abundance. It also comes from creating a culture where our people are prepared to take calculated risks by working closely with you and by having honest conversations, so you trust us implicitly to make the right decisions for your business. 

This, coupled with our innovation, progressive thinking and passion to find the spark that takes us beyond convention, will lead to more business success for you and us.


Connected

Strong relationships can be hugely positive for your businesses. That’s why we’re not only keen to build the one between ourselves, but those between our own people. Because when we all work effectively and effortlessly together, it’s not only more enjoyable – your business benefits too. 

The importance we place on relationships isn’t only reserved for our clients and colleagues. We work hard on the ones we develop with suppliers and communities, and support them wherever we can.

In return, they give us a diverse range of perspectives on life and business, adding value to our organisation and keep us firmly connected to the wider world.

 

When you have difficult business challenges to overcome it’s good to know a multinational, expert organisation has got your back - one that has a focus on strategy and is organised to succeed but one that also cares about its clients, people, communities and the world. How we achieve this is down to our culture.

Workplace culture can be a tricky thing to put your finger on, so we’ve invested a lot of time in understanding who we are, how we want to behave and what we want to be. The key to defining this didn’t come from a textbook or a website, it was driven by our people at every level. Over 160 Purpose Ambassadors help to continuously imbed our culture, purpose, code and values across the firm. 

A culture that isn't set in stone

We are committed to change and will continuously review and develop our culture so it works for our people and for society.

We take pride in knowing we are creating an environment where employees are happy, comfortable and feel part of a family. And we hope your business will be proud to be a part of our extended family too.

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Working to build relationships, respect and trust

An example of our reflective approach is our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which formalises our commitment to take meaningful action towards reconciliation.

It shows how we’re playing our part in rebuilding the current and historical deep inequities and injustices experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people since the colonisation of Australia. Our focus is on empowering young people to access education, to complete their studies and reach their potential in the legal and professional services sector. We are at the start of our journey and commit to reflect on our levels of understanding, to develop respectful relationships and to build the foundations for us to contribute to positive and sustainable change.

 We are delighted to collaborate with two emerging Noongar artists, Peter Farmer III and Kayley Anne Emery for the launch of the Plan. Peter and Kayley created their painting, ‘Mari Koort’ (Red Gum Tingle Tree – Heart), to depict what they understand about our vision for reconciliation. We look forward to seeing the successful development of their careers as artists and thank them for their work and support.

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It’s a long term, multi-layered project that will take years, if not decades but it’s a responsibility we’re determined to take on. After all, our purpose, our responsible business commitments to the UN Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals can only be realised through the action plans we put into place.
Individual difference

Individual difference

To create unique, bold solutions for your business, we build diverse teams of specialists that bring their own experiences, backgrounds, expertise and cultures to the table.

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Unexpected solutions

Unexpected solutions

We don’t have a ‘creative solutions department’. Everyone, across all teams and departments, contributes to finding and building effective solutions to your business challenges.

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Committed to improving the world

Committed to improving the world

Being a responsible business is intrinsic to who we are. At every level and in every team, we strive to make our business work better for our local and global communities, and the planet.

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We are on a journey

We are on a journey

Making business work better for people doesn’t just happen. It takes planning, strategy and implementation to start things off. But as change in business is constant, our journey never ends, it only evolves.

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