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Leonie Rides

Associate HR Adviser

In the HR & L&D team I assist and support the HR Manager to provide a HR service to the firm.

I joined Birkett Long because I wanted to be part of a leading firm which stands out for its reputation, not only in the community but in their approach to staff development.

I am always learning and I love the variety my job gives me. I joined the firm in 2015 and have never looked back. Birkett Long genuinely lives up to its Investors in People accreditation and explores every opportunity to develop staff. You do not have to look far to find someone who has grown and developed their career with the firm, which is extremely motivational.

I am an active member of the firm’s events and charity committee and enjoy organising and coming up with new ideas to benefit the charity of the year. I have completed the Tough Mudder, a gruelling 12 mile obstacle race, and ran 3 half marathons for charity.

If I am not in the office you will find me in the gym or running. Alternatively I’ll be exploring a city, on a beach holiday or eating cake!

HR and L&D team

The HR & L&D team works in partnership with management to promote managerial and support service excellence to enhance the growth of the firm and build a respectful, collaborative, safe and healthy culture. 

What our clients say

  • After being offered my new job with Birkett Long, Leonie in the HR department was always happy to answer any questions I had. Prior to my start date, I received an email providing me with general information in preparation for my first day along with a copy of the firm's dress code. Handing in my notice at my old firm had to be handled sensitively and Birkett Long were fantastic about this.Jessica Newton, Solicitor