As a global business, we recognise that developing innovative inclusion programmes really matters.
We recruit and retain our staff with the aim of being representative of the communities and cultures in which we work.
We are also committed to achieving diversity and equality with regard to gender, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability.
We partner with a number of external organisations who help us with our work in this area, for example the 30% club which focuses on promoting gender equality and Stonewall which campaigns for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
Our careers team works with organisations to support us in recruiting diverse talent. They include Aspiring Solicitors, RARE, The Bright Network and MyGwork. We are also the sole sponsor of the University of Durham Law Faculty’s First Generation Scholars Network.
We also recently hosted the Target Jobs – City in Law Event, which was aimed at BAME (black, Asian, minority ethnic) students.
In 2018 we launched a partnership with My Family Care to support our working families, providing all UK employees with access to an online portal, funded emergency back-up care sessions for elderly relatives, and childcare and parental leave toolkits.
Our employee network groups provide a platform for people around the firm to identify the areas where they can drive change and help to advance the diversity agenda. GECCO focuses on gender equality, Pryde & Co is our LGBT+ network, and we recently relaunched ACED (Achieving Cultural and Ethnic Diversity) network.
Throughout the year we organise events to engage our people in diversity and inclusion issues and increase their understanding and awareness of particular topics.
We are building a diverse and inclusive working environment where we support our people to flourish, to find a balance between their personal and professional lives, and to manage their everyday challenges.Read More