AltraLaw, the UK’s first not-for-profit law firm, is expanding, adding to its flourishing, award-winning team handling employment matters for individuals.
Employment Paralegal, Caris Jones, has been promoted to Trainee Solicitor and a new Paralegal is starting next Monday. The pioneering firm that donates all of its profits to charity and has a Pro-Bono, rather than fee-earning target, is also currently interviewing for a new Senior Employment Solicitor.
AltraLaw promotes a nurturing environment for its employees and consultant lawyers and advocates wellbeing, social and environmental responsibility and ethical consumerism for all new recruits. As a law firm it holds traditional values such as honesty, integrity and professionalism in high regard and provides a fun environment in which all people can thrive, learn the skills to become a fantastic lawyer and assist in advising on an exciting caseload for clients.
On being promoted, Caris said:
“I started my employment at AltraLaw in February 2021 as a Paralegal and after only three months, I was offered to begin my position as a Trainee Solicitor. I am so thankful that AltraLaw has taken me under its wing and given me the opportunity to gain insightful experience on sitting in and getting involved in Employment Tribunal cases, alongside completing my LPC part-time.
“Founder, Director and Head of Employment, Nathan Vidini, has provided me with invaluable mentoring and has helped me come such a long way from previously having very little work experience within the legal sector. It’s incredible to work with such a wonderful firm that genuinely cares about its employees and clients, alongside a strong team of innovative and nurturing solicitors.”
“I’m excited to start my legal journey with AltraLaw and extend my role in the expansion of our new wave of lawyers who put people before profits.”
Founder and Head of Employment, Nathan Vidini added:
“It is a very exciting time for the firm. As we continue to expand we want to make sure our core values are not compromised. This means putting our clients first at all times and ensuring growth is managed correctly internally to maintain a nurturing environment for all our staff and lawyers.
“We measure success through our valuable relationships and donations to Charities, the ability of our lawyers to thrive and ‘wins’ for our amazing clients, rather than income or profits. We are forging a new path in the legal community and it is very exciting. We hope to show other firms what makes us a different type of law firm and how they can successfully follow our example and make a real difference in the world by Giving Back.”
“We were so pleased to find a good body of young, enthusiastic and altruistic lawyers who wanted to join the ethical revolution. Caris was our first choice and she has proven herself to excel all expectations and meet all the values we extol as a firm. She has a bright career ahead of her and we are thankfully she accepted the role as a Trainee Solicitor, the first of many we hope to offer over the coming 18 months.”
A ‘force for good’
The Wales-based law firm was founded by employment lawyer Nathan Vidini in 2019 and has gained significant traction in the last 12 months for its mission to blend first-class legal advice with being a ‘force for good’ and giving back to local communities and charitable causes.
AltraLaw is the UK’s first not-for-profit law firm. It uses its profits for good by giving them to causes chosen by its clients. This is called the AltraWay.
By doing this AltraLaw and all who work with them are giving back, leading by example, and using legal service to do good. The firm is looking for like-minded lawyers, firms and charities to partner with.
“If you’re interested in joining our ethical revolution, we’d love to hear from you.”