What is the life-life balance?
Success without compromise
DJB have pioneered flexible working practises over the last 20+ years to deliver top quality services to prestigious clients whilst empowering our solicitors to work in a way that fits their lifestyles. The only and absolute requirement of working at DJB is excellence – all other barriers have been removed.
Joining DJB will allow you to tailor your professional life to suit your home life. With DJB you can work from anywhere you would like, whenever you would like.
At DJB our solicitors have a life-life balance. We do not believe that any of our solicitors should refer to their professional lives as “work”.
Our solicitors do not make compromises between their home and professional lives. They have the flexibility and control to focus on as much, or as little, legal work as they choose – from anywhere in the world, including any of the 3 DJB offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham.
Sean Bulman - Commercial property, Formerly Partner and Head of Corporate Occupier Team at Osborne Clarke
What our Solicitors Say
“Professional life – DJB has enabled me to continue my practice working with excellent clients and undertaking a wide range of projects from small transactions through to major acquisitions of shopping centres and other investments. It is great being part of a team of lawyers who are of high standing and are specialists at what they do. We complement each other and it is helpful to be able to bounce ideas off colleagues. When leading a team on a major deal I can always be confident that the lawyers and support are all of high standard which makes co-ordinating them is a pleasant experience. The remote locations of the lawyers is no barrier to our efficiency; and with a range of offices available I can always meet up with colleagues when desired. Plus, a lot of the administrative tasks are taken care of for the lawyers by our wonderful support team, which frees up time for looking after the client work.”
Sean has over 25 years of experience and is recommended in the Legal 500. Sean’s work has included multi-million pound projects, such as the sale and leaseback of a client’s headquarters and the sale of a complex industrial site which involved overage work. Sean is experienced in dealing with complex and high-value acquisitions and disposals and working with our planning team on large projects.
“Home life – Once a year I go to America for a whole month and have the confidence that my work is being handled by equally capable lawyers with whom my clients will enjoy working. All I have to do is to provide handover notes and the rest is taken care of, with the reverse handover back to me when I return being seamless allowing me to once again hit the ground running. I work 5 days a week and like to work full days, the flexibility that comes with working with DJB allows me to flex my working hours so that I can maximise my family time and help out with things like the school run; I get to enjoy the family as and when I want to. “