Yoga in the boardrooms, continental breakfasts, drinks at sunset in the staff lounge, a convertible Mini Cooper for weekends away or the Kombi for a surfing trip – it’s all part of Life at Lavan.
This might not fit the traditional image of a major law firm but we believe that our service offering and ability to handle complex and challenging work is enhanced by an environment that is supportive and sociable. We like to share our focus on work/life balance with our clients who often join us for training, yoga or drinks in the staff lounge.
Lavan Legal strongly encourages staff to maintain a healthy work/life balance. As part of this we have established a health and wellness programme with the University of Western Australia run by our Health and Wellness Co-ordinator Emma Barrett. Emma is a qualified Exercise and Health Scientist as well as an Exercise Rehabilitationist and uses this knowledge to provide a comprehensive program to the staff at Lavan Legal.
Emma conducts initial and ongoing fitness and health assessments and works with individual team members to set goals and work towards attaining them. She also coordinates skin checks, flu injections and information sessions which focuses on a holistic approach to health and wellness.
Staff can choose to participate in exercise classes before and after work and during their lunch break. Classes include boxing circuit, running groups, yoga in our boardrooms and much more. State and national events are also incorporated into the activity calendar whenever possible.
La Van is Lavan Legal’s customised Kombi.
Built in 1976, the VW Kombi Micro-bus 2L plays an important part in life at Lavan.
Originally purchased to transport documents to court, La Van has become the firm’s mascot and preferred mode of transportation – at least for those that don’t mind a four-on-the-floor gear change. It’s hard to miss La Van’s bright red presence at major community events like the Rottnest Channel Swim.
After a long search, Greg Gaunt and Dean Hely found La Van in Dunsborough. It had been lovingly cared for by the same family since 1986 and was still in excellent condition. After fine tuning the engine, adding the distinctive La Van number plates and a bright red coat of paint, La Van took up residence in The Quadrant car park in April 2006.
Lavan Legal’s convertible Mini Cooper sits alongside La Van in The Quadrant car park.
Each month, as part of Lavan Legal’s Staff Recognition Program, the Mini along with petrol and parking is awarded to a team member who is nominated by the partners as having made an outstanding contribution to the firm.
If you spot a bright red Mini with La Van number plates on St George’s Terrace, make sure to wave at the driver - they’ve been working hard.