100 jobs to be created by Living Wage Employer

Talbots Law has joined the list of UK businesses to become an accredited ‘living wage employer’.

In addition, it is creating 100 roles over the next 18 months to expand across its conveyancing, corporate, employment, family and trusts and estates divisions.

Employing 300 people across seven offices in the West Midlands, the employed owned trust joins a list of 9,000 businesses who have made the commitment to pay its employees above market rate salaries, to acknowledge the true cost of living and working in the UK.

Dave Hodgetts, CEO of Talbots Law, said: “As a management team we’ve made a commitment to continue our ethos of putting our people at the heart of our business, so the decision to attain
accredited Living Wage Employer status was a no-brainer.

“We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service and having happy, well-paid, motivated staff encourages that. It’s important that our staff feel looked after and are earning wages that both reflect their contribution and allows them to provide the life they want for themselves and their loved ones.”

Talbots says 434,000 jobs in the region are paying less than the real Living Wage and therefore has committed to paying a minimum of £9.90 per hour.

Major brands such as Ikea, Nestle, KPMG, Everton Football Club, Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes have signed up to be living wage employers.