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Diversity

6.7 / 10

(based on 18 ratings in 2017)

2017

"The firm has a diversity group and encourages involvement from all parties. Events are highlighted to encourage attendance and this is built into recruitment policies. There are also examples of flexible working across the firm."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The firm has 18% female partners and is still very predominantly white and privately educated. There are gender equality and LGBT societies."
Second year trainee, London
"There are dedicated diversity drives including a permanent gender and equality initiative."
First year trainee, London
"Ethnic and socio-economic diversity are very poor among trainees, although there is an equal distribution of men and women at this level. I understand that the firm is making real efforts to improve in these respects."
First year trainee, London
"I think the London office does more in this regard than Manchester, although there is a diverse group of people here."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"There have been some big efforts to improve diversity and we now have an LGBT group. I've not had any issues here as a woman and there are some really inspiring and successful female partners/senior associates here who make great role models. Overall though, our statistics aren't great in terms of the percentage of female partners etc, but there are clearly some efforts being made to improve things."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has diversity bulletins and seeks to ensure that anyone who wishes to raise issues relating to diversity, has a platform and opportunity to do so."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"More trainees who have been to non-selective schools and are from disadvantaged backgrounds need to be recruited. Also, there are no trainees from ethnic minorities in my intake. Partners are mostly male. I think the firm could do a lot more to promote diversity on all levels. The diversity team do hold meetings, but more needs to change."
Second year trainee, London
"Pryde is the Clyde & Co LGBT+ community and receives a lot of support. A couple of directors and partners work four days a week so they can spend time with their families."
First year trainee, London

2015

"While the ratio of women to men is not the best it could be at the firm, there is very well publicised and accessible diversity committee, so it is clearly a priority within the company."
First year trainee, London
"While the diversity could be improved at the firm, information regarding diversity at the firm is clearly distributed here. There are clear policies and an intention to improve diversity."
Second year trainee, London
"I believe that the firm is extremely diverse in all aspects: there is 100% retention of trainees, alongside both a good and a growing number of female partners with children."
First year trainee, London

2014

"As a gay man, I only know of one other LGBT person in the firm and he is currently on secondment. I must emphasise that, whilst the firm's diversity in this area is lacking compared to its competitors, I have never felt disadvantaged and, (unless I am not offered a position), have no intention of looking elsewhere upon qualification. LGBT issues are something which I believe is being addressed across the City right now and will inevitably improve over time. Graduate Recruitment, in particular, have made noticeable efforts by building relationships with organisations that are focused on encouraging underrepresented groups to enter the legal profession. The commitment, therefore, is there."
First year trainee, London
"This equality information is requested during application process. Lots of women staff, some are legal directors and partners. Some minorities."
First year trainee, Manchester
"There are still not many female partners; but in several departments a good attitude to associates working four-days a week."
Second year trainee, London
"There are more women than men in my intake and in the ranks of the associates and we are an ethnically diverse firm with offices around the world."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Generally seem good; the spread of female partners seems to vary between departments, but does still seem to be smaller than the number of male partners."
First year trainee, London
"I think they are specifically working on it as we speak, and I know that a large number of partners are very supportive of women with children, but it remains the case that there are real issues with gender diversity once you get past senior associate level."
First year trainee, London
"There are lots of regional and foreign accents around the office, women constitute about half of the workforce and are entitled to generous maternity leave, and there are openly gay members of staff. There are quite a lot of staff members who attended state grammar schools and a few from the comprehensive sector."
First year trainee, London
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