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Withers LLP

16 Old Bailey

London, Greater London EC4M 7EG

United Kingdom

Company Description

Withers Bergman is the world's first international law firm dedicated to the business, personal and philanthropic interests of successful people, their businesses, families and advisers. The firm has 91 partners and more than 500 people with unparalleled ... more

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Employment History

Employment Law Specialist

Eversheds LLP

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Employment Lawyers Association

Member
The City of London Law Society

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Employment lawyer makes partnership on a 4-day week

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Elaine Aarons, top employment lawyer and a principal at Withers, says that women can have it all. By this she means that they can have a successful legal career in the City as well as balanced children and a happy family life. When we asked her how she thinks this is possible, given the hours and pressure that partners face, she cited working a four day week for the last 17 years as one of the reasons why she has managed it. Her moral of the story is to ask... Read below to see how and why a successful female partner thinks it can be done...

mtl: Hi Elaine, tell us about where you have worked?
Elaine: I planned to go to the Bar but in the end decided to train at Norton Rose, as in the late 1970's choosing to be a solicitor instead meant being able to combine a legal career with having a family.
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Elaine: I still put in significant effort and hours and commitment, but on a much more flexible basis.
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Elaine: The difference between hitting the glass ceiling and moving on is whether you get involved in bringing in work.
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Elaine: Communicate, be cheerful and try not to bring your stress home with you!There is nothing like a smile and positive thinking to influence a child.
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Elaine: It should of course be more possible.
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Elaine: No, I have had fun, I've enjoyed my work and I've had the flexibility to be able to mix it successfully with my family life.
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mtl: Thank you for your time Elaine.
Elaine is also a member of the The Hidden Brain Drain taskforce led by economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett and made up of 19 global corporations.


The UK Legal 500 2014 > London > Human resources > Employment: employers and senior executives recommended Law firms, Lawyers

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Elaine Aarons - Withers LLP

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Elaine Aarons led advice for Chris Hyman on his exit as chief executive from Serco Holdings.


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Elaine Aarons London Tel: +44 (0)20 7597 6525 Email me


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Blog | Griffinity Leadership & Executive Coaching

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Elaine Aarons is a partner at Withers, where she advises senior executives on key decisions and flash points in their careers. She is passionately interested in helping to develop the careers of senior women and has seen through her practice how their career progression can by stymied. She has also experienced through her own career how a woman can achieve her professional potential and still maintain a flexible working balance.

In this article, Elaine will explain how she has managed to achieve this outcome by being an 'Alpha Part-timer' and the lessons she has learned.

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