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Diversity

7.8 / 10

(based on 18 ratings in 2016)

2016

"The entire legal sector still has some way to go to move away from the 'white middle class male' stereotype but these things take time and we are most definitely moving in the right direction."
First year trainee, London
"This is seen as a priority and a strength."
First year trainee, London
"There are lots of policies to help women in work."
Second year trainee, London
"A&O has a number of great societies on this front. A&Out; is our LGBT society that recently re-launched with a speech by Ben Cohen. We're aiming to have 20% female partners by 2020."
First year trainee, London
"The firm takes this very seriously. There are dedicated support groups for minorities and the firm has set goals to increase the number of women partners."
First year trainee, London
"There is a good A&Out; programme for the firm's LGBT and friends of LGBT community. Maternity leave seems well provided for and the national and ethnic diversity seems deeply embedded."
First year trainee, London
"The recent re-launch of A&Out; with encouragement for heterosexual and cisgender colleagues to sign up as allies is fantastic. A&O really means it when it comes to issues of diversity. Smartstart is a brilliant commitment to social mobility that people really believe in here. It's all very genuine."
Second year trainee, London
"A&O has made this a strategic priority this year and the LGBT visibility in the firm has really increased over the last few months in particular."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The firm offers flexible working hours and working from home, good maternity leave and has a good commitment to getting more women into senior jobs."
First year trainee, London
"Diversity initiatives are very visible and flexible working is encouraged. Perhaps more could be done on paternity leave though."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm employs a good mix of women and men. Personally I have not much experience with the LGBT initiatives but am aware of them. There could be more non-Oxbridge trainees though."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm definitely make a real effort with regards to diversity. We have an LGBT group, a programme to promote women in senior positions and very good maternity policies. This is definitely a strength for the firm."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has lots of female trainees and solicitors but the firm has a very low number of female partners. Seems fairly diverse regarding ethnic minorities."
Second year trainee, London
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