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8.2 / 10

(based on 15 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Good approach to maternity and paternity leave. Promotes agile working to enable people to work from home during the week. Top employer for women, according to The Times."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"We frequently feature in lists of best employers for women."
First year trainee, London
"There is a big commitment to ensuring that people have the ability to work flexibly. For example, my supervisor has a young child, so she leaves early in order to pick her up from nursery and then often logs back on once she gets home. There is a particularly big commitment to diversity as it is one of the focal points of the firm's strategy. However, I don't really hear much about the different diversity initiatives that the firm is employing."
First year trainee, Leeds
"Flexibility for working mums and dads is good. We have an LGBT group within the firm that hold events (open to all to attend) internally and with clients. A lot of people in senior positions have trained with the firm and the trainee pool is varied in terms of ethnicity and background."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has a very open culture and embraces diversity, having pioneered various social mobility schemes."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"50/50 male/female split. The legal access scheme is fantastic and has brought some great people to the firm. Flexible working seems to be available for working mums."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"I think that the firm seems to have a good commitment to diversity."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has multiple initiatives with regard to diversity: the Access to Practice scheme is run for people from less privileged backgrounds, and from what I have seen there is good support for women going on maternity leave and for when they return, and working hours are flexible when this is possible to allow for child care."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The trainee intake is very diverse, there is definitely no 'model trainee'."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The firm's commitment to diversity is very good: there are working groups within the firm for LGBT equality and especially female equality."
Second year trainee, London
"AG embraces its diversity programme: including being listed in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2014 and the Legal Access Scheme."
First year trainee, Leeds
"I have seen that the firm is very diverse. We have people from all walks of life working here, and we have recently set up a LGBT society. There are reduced working hours are available for parents and flexible working hours."
First year trainee, Leeds

2013

"The firm has various programmes for the promotion of women/social mobility/ethnic diversity, etc."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"Top employer for women awards. Special programmes to help women smash the 'glass ceiling'."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Lots of people work from home or part-time. I think women are given the same opportunities as men. The firm are keen to recruit people from ethnic minority backgrounds where they have the requisite skills/grades."
Second year trainee, Leeds
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