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Diversity

7.9 / 10

(based on 23 ratings in 2016)

2016

"As a mixed-race woman I feel very respected."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has bent over backwards to accommodate my first pregnancy and maternity leave by delaying my start date. There are lots of schemes to encourage social mobility for A-level and university age students. The firm is probably more diverse than most and the trainees are probably more diverse in their background, too, as there are a lot who have done other jobs or careers first."
Second year trainee, London
"My trainee intake is over 50% female and I think the firm is doing its best on diversity, especially with the efforts it's making to reach out to students from diverse backgrounds at school and university. They have been fantastic with me – especially given that my wife is giving birth 10 weeks into my training contract! They could not have been more accommodating and I have never felt that this was anything other than a good thing."
First year trainee, London
"There's good recruitment for minorities. We also take part in events committed to diversity and run workshops and social events."
First year trainee, London
"My department has an even split of male/female partners."
First year trainee, London
"I believe the firm are trying to be more diverse. There are groups, socials and talks for those who are LGBT etc."
Second year trainee, London
"HR are definitely working towards diversifying the firm. The profession as a whole has a problem with this and our firm is definitely trying to rectify the imbalance."
First year trainee, London
"I feel the trainee group is fairly diverse, though I have had little exposure to many diversity issues."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"I believe the attitude here is very positive in this respect. An LGBT society was recently set up in the firm, with a social event to mark its establishment. The firm runs a bursary scheme to give students from different backgrounds an insight into law."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a good approach to diversity with ethnic groups and both genders well represented. I have personally not witnessed any discrimination in terms of recruitment and promotion due to a diversity factor. Maternity and paternity leave is accepted and encouraged, and working from home is acknowledged as an acceptable way of working in certain circumstances."
Second year trainee, London
"I have experienced nothing to lead me to think the firm is not committed to diversity. As a gay person, I have never experienced any prejudice or unfavourable treatment."
Second year trainee, London
"From a recruitment perspective it's a firm that is very open to employing people who have had past careers and unusual routes into the law: they focus on the person and what he or she can offer. There is a Bursary Scheme to support people from financially or socially deprived backgrounds."
First year trainee, London
"Although I was surprised that one did not exist already, the firm established an LGBT society last year, showing that it is making progress with diversity."
London

2014

"The childcare and opportunities for women are probably very good compared to other City firms. Diversity seems to be pretty good, but probably isn't quite as good as our friendly culture would indicate."
First year trainee, London
"I believe there is an even male to female ratio throughout the firm. The firm has a good diversity policy, with staff coming from a wide range of backgrounds."
Second year trainee, London
"I have not come across any instance of sexism. There is a good ethnic representation. From what I am aware of, working from home/flexible working is on the radar and can be implemented where necessary. Retention rate is notoriously impressive."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a good male/female mix. Retention is very strong."
Second year trainee, London
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