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Diversity

9.3 / 10

(based on 16 ratings in 2015)

2015

"Clifford Chance is great for ethnic minorities and LGBT. This is especially in terms of recruitment: there are trainees from such a range of schools and universities."
Second year trainee, London
"Arcus (the LGBT network) is very proactive, especially at recruiting women and allies. The women's network could be better, but it is improving."
Second year trainee, London
"The LGBT network - Arcus, receives quite a lot of attention and support from senior management. It has an active social calendar and regularly holds events with clients too."
Second year trainee, London
"The firms treats everyone equally regardless of their background, disability or ethnic minority, etc. The firm has received awards for its diversity policy (Law Society Excellence Awards 2013)."
First year trainee, London
"The firm employs a diverse work force, and there are many groups and events focused on diversity throughout the year."
Second year trainee, London
"Clifford Chance is very collegiate and inclusive. It stands by its reputation of being an international law firm too."
Second year trainee, Paris

2014

"I am really pleased how committed Clifford Chance is to diversity. You find people from all over the world here, and that is really important to me. Some people in my department have flexible hours and are able to work from home on days they also have other commitments to their family. I think that's hard to find in a City firm."
First year trainee, London
"We have an active LGBT department and, from what I've seen, the firm is good with maternity leave and contact days."
First year trainee, London
"With regard to diversity, the firm is very strong in many cases. However in my opinion there are not as many female partners as there deserve to be, and the firm is not as flexible as regards childcare as they should be."
Second year trainee, Dubai
"Clifford Chance is very multicultural and diverse. LGBT, ethnic minorities and women are all well represented with a lot of focus on recruitment of persons from diverse backgrounds."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has a very active LGBTQ club. As well as initiatives such as 'CV-blind' interviews which made the headlines."
Second year trainee, London
"CC has a fantastic LGBT network - ARCUS. The firm is authentic in its commitment and is a fantastic diversity employer. Highly, highly recommended."
Second year trainee, Frankfurt
"Clifford Chance appears to be one of the most diverse of the Magic Circle firms."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is very diverse in terms of ethnicity and it is flexible concerning maternity leave and working hours for people with children."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Diversity is a work in progress for the legal profession and CC definitely takes it seriously. There is no set profile of a trainee at CC - there are people from all different countries/faiths/backgrounds, etc. However, there is no doubt room for improvement, particularly when it comes to retaining senior women."
Second year trainee, London
"I'm heavily involved in the LGBT network at CC and they take it very seriously."
First year trainee, London
"The LGBT activities are frequent and well-attended. There are still too few female partners, but recent partnership rounds have been more evenly-spread."
First year trainee, London
"Diversity at CC is certainly better than some of the other major law firms but still could be improved."
Second year trainee, London
"Broad mix of trainees from a wealth of ethnicities. Very visible LBGT society (ARCUS). Firm has a clear commitment to increasing number of women partners."
Second year trainee, London
"Has a brilliant policy of hiring non-conventional candidates e.g. friends from my Harvard LLM programme who tend not to be Ivy League or Oxbridge."
Second year trainee, London
"Recruitment of Chinese lawyers is becoming a priority. Flexibility for working mothers."
Second year trainee, London
"The trainee intake is hugely diverse and evenly split between men and women. Although at partner level, there are less women than men, like most firms. There do seem to be more women being made up to partner in recent years. I understand that CC's maternity package is highly regarded."
Second year trainee, London
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