Life at BN


Culture and Values

At Barry Nilsson, we feel our culture is what really makes us different from other law firms of our size and contributes to our high level of staff satisfaction. We have worked hard to provide an environment that makes our people happy to come to work, and as a result the firm has a very low staff turnover.

Our people describe the culture as approachable, down-to-earth, friendly and welcoming. We foster a comfortable and non-competitive environment with an open-door policy.

Our Values

We care deeply about what we do. We also care deeply about how we do it. Our values reflect our priorities as a firm, and our commitment to our clients and our people.

  • Dedicated Professionalism

    We are committed to excellence in family and insurance law, demonstrating the highest quality of service and attention.

  • Client-Focused Outcomes

    A collective where our clients come first, and where results are measured by client satisfaction and advocacy.

  • Enduring Relationships

    Transparent and honest partnerships based on a genuine respect for our colleagues and clients.

  • Positive Social Impact

    We take our social responsibility seriously and we are committed to helping create a more inclusive, caring and just society.

  • Collaboration and Teamwork

    Acting as one firm in everything we do. We work closely with our clients and with each other for the most effective outcomes.


Make an impact

We have a firm-wide culture of making a positive difference through our chosen partnerships across four core areas, including:

  • Pro bono
  • Sustainability
  • Community
  • Reconciliation

All employees are encouraged and have the opportunity to get involved in our pro bono and responsible business program, the Impact Project.

“The Impact Project encourages and facilitates a firm-wide culture of making a positive difference through our chosen partnerships across four key areas: pro bono, sustainability, community giving, and reconciliation. There are many opportunities for staff to get involved in these initiatives.”

Katie Swain – Head of Pro Bono & Responsible Business

Diversity & Inclusion

From our people to our clients, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and culture so our people are happy to come to work as their true selves feeling respected, valued and supported.

Being a key area of focus for the firm, our dedicated D&I Committee meets regularly to implement our Diversity & Inclusion strategy. This strategy focuses on recognising, supporting, and celebrating the range of backgrounds of our people, and the unique skills, experiences, interests, and personalities that they bring.

We want our people to be involved and have a say in fostering our diverse and inclusive culture, so we welcome and encourage them to participate in our initiatives and join our D&I Committee.

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