Biscoes Legal Services: Advocating for Women and Work-Life Balance in Portsmouth


We are thrilled to announce Biscoes Legal Services as a proud sponsor for the Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards 2024. A special thank you to Alison Lee for spearheading their support, embodying the Firm’s commitment to empowering women and fostering an inclusive community in Portsmouth.


Biscoes Legal Services: Pioneering Legal Excellence for 170 Years

Biscoes Legal Services, with its storied 170-year history, stands as a testament to progress and dedication in the Portsmouth legal community. The Firm has notably embraced gender diversity within its leadership, with six of its 11 directors being women, a significant milestone since appointing its first female partner in the mid-1980s.


Innovative Workplace Policies for Employee Well-being

Biscoes takes pride in its forward-thinking approach to employee welfare and work-life balance. The Firm has introduced an array of employee benefits aimed at supporting its staff’s diverse needs. These include flexible working arrangements, self-managed paid time off, paternal leave, and a child care voucher scheme. Additionally, employees benefit from 8% pensions and healthcare cashback, which extends to children at no extra cost. Moreover, Biscoes has implemented thoughtful policies addressing menopause, stillbirth, and miscarriage, demonstrating a deep understanding of the emotional needs of its employees.


A Commitment to Supporting Inspirational Women in Portsmouth

Biscoes Legal Services’ sponsorship of The Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards 2024 underscores its dedication to highlighting the exceptional achievements and mutual support among women in the local community and beyond. This initiative aligns with the Firm’s ethos of elevating women and recognizing their contributions to society.


Empowering the Community and Promoting Inclusivity

The Firm extends its advocacy beyond the legal realm, with several directors and employees volunteering their time with local organisations that support girls and women, such as the Girls’ Network, Aurora New Dawn, and Shaping Portsmouth. Through these actions, Biscoes demonstrates its commitment to fostering an inclusive environment that empowers women from all walks of life.


A Cheer for Women’s Achievements

“If we all believe we can achieve our goals and support one another along the way, then we will. There is nothing better than being another woman’s cheerleader!” This sentiment from Biscoes encapsulates the Firm’s vision of mutual support and collective success among women in Portsmouth and beyond.


Biscoes Legal Services: A Beacon of Support and Professional Excellence

As an award-winning entity that employs 145 local people, Biscoes is not just a legal firm but a community pillar offering comprehensive legal services to Portsmouth’s residents. The Firm’s innovative policies and community engagement efforts exemplify its commitment to creating a supportive, inclusive, and empowering workplace and community.


Join Us in Celebrating Portsmouth’s Inspirational Women

While this year’s event tickets have been eagerly snapped up, the spirit of celebration continues online. We invite you to join Biscoes Legal Services and the broader community in honouring Portsmouth’s remarkable women through our social media channels @pamodzi_creatives. Together, let’s champion the progress, resilience, and empowerment of women in every sphere.