Norton Rose Fulbright named one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2024

United Kingdom Press release - Recognition June 2024

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has been listed as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2024 for its commitment to making gender equality a priority in the workplace. The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality is the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established list of employers taking action and making gender equality part of their business strategy at all levels. While progress has been made to reduce inequalities in the workplace, gender inequalities are still prevalent in UK workplaces today, especially in times of economic disruption, such as the aftermath of the pandemic and the rise in the cost of living.

Business in the Community (BITC) has been running The Times Top 50 for 14 years, as part of its Gender Equality work, which focuses on equality for all genders and those who do not identify as a gender. The organisations featured in the list have taken a proactive approach to stamp out inequalities in their workplaces by creating action plans to address disparities ranging from pay to progression.

Applicants were assessed on the work they do to remove gender inequalities in the workplace, including flexible working, family friendly policies, pay, reward, and progression at work.

Farmida Bi, Chair, Norton Rose Fulbright for Europe, Middle East and Asia, commented:

“We are delighted that our commitment to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in our business has been recognised. We strive to continue to improve diversity in our business, fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment where everyone can thrive.”

Charlotte Woodworth, Gender Equality Director at Business in the Community, said:

“Being named as a Times Top 50 employer for gender equality demonstrates Norton Rose Fulbright’s commitment to driving a more equitable, inclusive world. But while the employers who made the list are doing great work prioritising gender equality, there is still more work to do. From addressing pay disparities to better supporting those with caring responsibilities, many employees, women among them, still face barriers to finding employment and progressing in their careers. It is every employer’s responsibility to play their part in reducing and removing gender inequalities from the workplace, and research shows this isn’t just the right thing to do, it also makes business sense.”

Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to achieving an aspirational gender diversity target: a minimum of 40 percent women, a minimum of 40 percent men and 20 percent flexibility to be truly inclusive including those who are non-binary, men and women. The firm’s diversity strategy focuses on leadership, the partnership pipeline, innovative work practices and partnering with our clients. There is an array of programmes in place to promote and include women at all levels, including mentoring, sponsorship and a career strategies programme, coaching for expectant and returning parents, as well as networks for women, working parents and working carers.

The full list of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2024 can be found online here.

For further information please contact:

Louise Nelson, Head of PR – Europe, Middle East and Asia

Tel: +44 20 7444 5086  Cell: +44 79 0968 4893


Chair, Europe, Middle East and Asia