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Why MJ Hudson?

MJ Hudson is built on the skill and hard work of its people. If you are looking for a challenging role in a fast-moving business, where smart ideas and perseverance are respected – and rewarded – we think you should be talking to us.

Our Company has grown significantly since it began in 2010, and not just in terms of size or revenues.  We have developed and extended our service offering in ways few companies have, all the time staying true to our focus on alternative investments.

We are unique in delivering the technical ability and depth of experience that you would expect from the world’s largest law firms, while offering a distinctively flexible, creative and industry specific service.

Our team of over 125 professionals serve a wide and interesting range of clients, including more than 300 asset managers, 100 institutional investors and a variety of leading advisers and service providers.  But what makes MJ Hudson different is its position as a multi-disciplined consultancy; not only do we provide legal advice, we also provide fully fledged international fund management, investor relations & marketing, international fiduciary and investment advisory solutions.  The result is a unique practice offering unparalleled experience.

Our culture is what differentiates us – working at MJ Hudson means working with interesting, intelligent people from diverse backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being a community that brings a collaborative spirit to the workplace.

MJ Hudson has an approachable and inclusive culture with an emphasis on wellbeing. We understand that one of the biggest assets of any organisation is its people – that’s why we want to ensure that the wellbeing of our team is not just good, but excellent. We have a well-established wellbeing initiative, the Recharge Plan, which includes its own dedicated mental health initiative, MARBLES.

Our initiatives are always being updated to incorporate fun and unique wellness trends along with feedback and ideas from the team. For example, in 2018 we introduced the Step Count Challenge as a MARBLES initiative, which saw 30 employees compete over some fantastic fitness prizes.

The Recharge Plan was introduced to assist employees with all aspects of mental and physical wellbeing. The plan has many popular offerings such as massages, yoga, mindfulness, boot camp, aRRt club, time out lunches and healthy breakfast.

We take wellbeing so seriously, that the Recharge Plan has its own billable code so any time spent (maximum 8 hours per month) participating in the Recharge Plan contributes to annual billing targets.

To assist employees further with their physical health we also offer Cycle to Work schemes and have a corporate partnership with Fitness First.

At MJ Hudson, we recognise that diversity makes for good business as it stimulates more ideas, opinions and perspectives. We are committed to the maintenance of a professional inclusive environment that recruits, retains, develops, remunerates and promotes all of our people regardless of gender, race, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion or beliefs or disability. In short, we embrace diversity as fundamental to the promotion of our company’s values and recognise that diversity and inclusion has an invaluable influence on MJ Hudson and all that we aspire to be.

We are in the process of implementing a formal initiative to help recruit, retain, coach and mentor women into senior management positions. We recognise that working to keep the best talent, which includes supporting women through the executive pipeline, is the best way that we can retain our market competitiveness. We are also working with universities on graduate recruitment to try to recruit more females to the alternative asset industry in the first place.

In line with this, we seek to support our female employees as much as possible by encouraging shared parental leave and offering company pay for maternity leave for up to 26 weeks and full pay for paternity leave for qualifying employees.

We actively encourage and support female employees back into work by offering phased return schemes for new mothers, as well as mentoring programmes for those who want it. We also offer flexible working practices to staff, such as working from home and flexi-hours.

Hudson’s Heroes is a Company-wide group that is dedicated to making positive changes to society. Every year, the Company selects a charity to volunteer with so that the team at MJ Hudson has the opportunity to help society in a unique way.

The team at MJ Hudson believes that giving back to the community in this way not only benefits those that we help, but strengthens the company’s friendly and integrative culture. If you’re interested in finding out more about Hudson’s Heroes and the work that they do, please visit the Hudson’s Heroes webpage.

Life at MJ Hudson

Every day, our clients put our blend of commercial experience and entrepreneurial creativity to the test. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Our team of lawyers provides legal advice to asset managers, institutional investors and advisers on all aspects of asset management and M&A. Alongside more traditional asset classes, we cover the full gamut of alternatives, including private equity, venture capital, hedge, real estate, infrastructure, energy and credit.

We pride ourselves on giving employees outstanding opportunities from the start of their career, including giving paralegals and trainees levels of exposure and responsibility that are rarely encountered at other corporate law firms.

‘I joined MJ Hudson back in 2012 and became the firm’s first trainee solicitor. Since then the firm has grown a great deal and I am pleased to say that it has managed to retain the same down to earth and friendly culture. The work is interesting and varied and you receive excellent training and support to help you grow as a lawyer. The team is very hard working but such hard work is noticed and appreciated.’ – Megan Lau, Associate.

Application Information

Interested in joining our team? Apply by sending your CV, cover letter and application form to recruitment@mjhudson.com.

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