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Diversity

7.8 / 10

(based on 20 ratings in 2017)

2017

"We recently celebrated diversity and inclusion week, which sought to engage and inform employees about the initiatives that the firm has in place to support a vibrant and diverse workplace where people can be themselves."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The firm is exceptionally good at all levels, from meeting dietary needs to providing prayer areas and championing diversity etc. It also runs a great annual week-long event."
First year trainee, Normally Plymouth currently London
"The firm has upped its game on this recently following the BDiversity campaign and there are policies in place to encourage diversity. However, in the Newcastle office, there is not much diversity in terms of ethnicity and the partnership continues to be dominated by men. There do seem to be moves towards promoting more women to the associate level, but not as much towards the managing associate level."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"The firm is pushing a diversity and inclusion programme. This is good but still needs a bit of work."
First year trainee,
"We have had drives such as the diversity and inclusion week where people at all levels of the firm told personal stories about themselves and revealed things to help people feel included and understand that it is normal and acceptable to be different."
First year trainee, Southampton
"We recently had a diversity initiative. It would be good to see more women in the partnership but this is an issue that affects the whole legal industry, not just BD."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"A number of people have the option to work from home or part time."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"We're doing good things but there's more to be done (female partner promotions and apprenticeship schemes etc). We've also just had a diversity week, which was pretty revealing and interesting."
First year trainee, Bristol

2016

"Equality and diversity has been getting pushed recently, which is excellent. Flexible working for parents is very evident."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"It's been involved with promoting diversity in the community and I believe the firm is flexible around hours etc if childcare is an issue."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The corporate social responsibility committee is very active in this area."
First year trainee, Newcastle

2015

"The firm is a diverse place to work and I have never encountered anything but positivity around the issue of diversity. There are CSR initiatives in place to work with students at a local school which has the focus of improving social mobility. There are also many members of staff who work flexibly to be able to manage child care."
First year trainee, Leeds
"I don't have any reason to doubt that the firm's commitment to diversity is any less than it should be."
First year trainee, Plymouth
"I am unsure of the firm's efforts with regard to diversity."
Second year trainee, Newcastle

2014

"The firm are very good. We have a lot of female partners as well as a female representative on the board. However there could always be more."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The firm has a large proportion of junior female lawyers, with around 80% of intakes being female."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The firm has a great approach to diversity. Within the current trainee intake, over 60% of them are female which reflects the statistics for women in legal education. Maternity leave is accepted and it will not damage your career at the firm."
First year trainee, Southampton
"The four partners made up in July 2014 were all female at Bond Dickinson."
Second year trainee, Bristol
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