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9.2 / 10

(based on 14 ratings in 2015)

2015

"With regard to diversity issues I think that the firm is very good at catering for women and LGBT issues."
Second year trainee, London
"Here there is a strong focus on diversity with specific focus groups for women, ethnic minorities, LGBT and social mobility. From what I have seen, there is a focus on flexible working hours, particularly for working parents."
Second year trainee, London
"I attend BakerWomen meetings which are very popular. External speakers are often invited. The firm has a huge commitment to LGBT and ethnic communities and I get the impression that Bakers is the most diverse firm in the city. Lots of women have flexible working hours when they have children however there needs to be more female partners. Some departments like IT Comm have zero female partners."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has a focus groups working on diversity issues, and these are in relation to: women, ethnic minorities, LGBT individuals, social mobility and well-being. These groups meet regularly to discuss issues and ways to improve the firm's approach to such issues. They also organise firm events where clients or speakers come in, and these are open to all at the firm."
First year trainee, London

2014

"There are many groups set up. I am part of the BakerOpportunity group that aims to give opportunities to students in situations where they may not necessarily have many opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"The firm in excellent in this area - there is plenty of focus on this and seems to be a very diverse firm in any case. Diversity is considered a strength not just for culture but for business."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm widely promotes diversity in all its forms and, more than that, there is a culture of celebrating the diversity that exists throughout the organisation."
Second year trainee, Brussels
"The firm is impressive in terms of diversity and is always looking for more to do. The firm puts a lot of time and resources into being a leader in the legal profession, and encourages lawyers to campaign on diversity issues they care about."
First year trainee, London
"Excellent Women's Network, progressive view towards maternity leave and reduction of working hours in order to meet family needs, etc."
First year trainee, London
"Huge emphasis on diversity with active participation groups in place for respect to women, ethnic minorities, social mobility and LGBT."
Second year trainee, London
"The diversity commitment is certainly one of the best in the City. There is a strong ethnic minority presence across all levels of the firm, while there is also extensive LGBT activism. Focus groups across the firm make a concerted effort to put diversity on the agenda in all contexts."
First year trainee, London
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