With more than 7,000 people worldwide, we benefit from the diversity of perspectives and experiences they bring to the firm – from national origin, disability and gender identity to religion, culture, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds. We actively promote a culture of respect for each person and encourage everyone to be curious about the different perspectives of our colleagues, clients and the communities in which we operate.
We have well-established employee networks in the UK to help foster a culture that allows people to be themselves at work. The networks share the aims of building awareness, providing development and networking opportunities, supporting the practice’s business development, increasing our interaction with the community and helping the firm’s position as an employer of choice.
- Advance – social mobility network
- Breathe – mental health network
- Compass – Islamic faith, culture and business network
- Family matters – a network addressing issues affecting parents, grandparents, guardians and carers
- Origins – Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic network
- Pride – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies network
- Shine – disability and long-term health conditions network
- WiN – gender parity network
Our approach to diversity and inclusion in the UK
Diversity and inclusion
We support gender balance programs in order to address and reduce unconscious bias in our decision making. We provide targeted leadership development for women, including coaching, mentoring and sponsorship, and we facilitate and strengthen professional networking through our women’s networks and diversity and inclusion committees.
Racial, ethnic and cultural diversity
We are committed to increasing the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of our leadership, partnership and people across the global firm
We are committed to removing assumptions, barriers and challenges faced by people with visible and invisible disabilities
We are committed to creating a culture where mental health is understood without stigma and where everyone responds effectively to mental health problems to reduce the overall incidence of mental health issues and improve the wellbeing of our people.
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTIQ+) professionals can progress and develop
Parents and carers
Many of us have responsibilities that require flexibility in our working patterns. We are committed to supporting our working parents and working carers.
We believe that the legal sector should be open to talent from all backgrounds and are committed to widening access and fostering a culture of social inclusion.