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Diversity

9.1 / 10

(based on 20 ratings in 2016)

2016

"The diversity and inclusion program is wide. Participation and involvement with the different networks is encouraged."
Second year trainee, London
"I'm not entirely familiar with this as I am quite new. I have already been made aware of a number of networks within the firm that support diversity."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The firm is very much committed to diversity with various networks working inside the firm."
First year trainee, London
"There are many diversity groups for women, LGBT, minorities, etc."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"They offer a number of societies you can join and there's a huge focus placed on it. They have teams in London that solely work on this."
First year trainee, Glasgow
"Forward-thinking and City-leading. Very strong women's and diversity networks."
Second year trainee, London
"Diversity gets a lot of press at the firm and the senior partner very much encourages it. A number of different diversity-related networks exist and the culture is very much welcoming towards diversity initiatives."
First year trainee, London
"It's big on the agenda. There are lots of networks and you are encouraged by senior partners to get involved."
First year trainee, Edinburgh

2015

"Diversity seems to be championed within CMS regularly and I think it is great that we do so."
Second year trainee, London
"There is an excellent diversity and inclusion network here. The women's network organise fantastic events and focus on encouraging male support and attendance. Other initiatives include 'ENABLE' (disability support and awareness), LGBT, Hindu and Jewish networks."
First year trainee, London
"There is an active women's network and the new shared parental leave policy was well publicised with a lunchtime training session. There is also a disability network 'ENABLE' and an LGBT network. The walls of our client floor are filled with photos of high profile women as part of the Athena Project which is very inspiring."
Second year trainee, London
"There are lots of diversity and inclusion networks, and a genuine intention to implement helpful policies."
First year trainee, London

2014

"They seem to have lots of groups, e.g. for women and LGBT. A lot of people are on flexi-time and the maternity package is apparently very good."
Second year trainee, London
"There is an exceedingly good diversity initiative at the firm. This is headed by Daniel Winterfeldt who has established a number of 'networks' for different diversity groups."
First year trainee, London
"There are diversity networks e.g. Women's network, LGBT network, Hindu network, etc. Flexible working is available and various people work four day weeks. We have women in prominent roles within the firm e.g. Penelope Warne so I think we are ahead of a lot of other City firms and there is not such an 'old boys' vibe here."
First year trainee, London

2013

"The firm is a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a firm commitment to supporting the LGBT community. There are numerous internal networks for support and interaction, relating to Christian groups, Hindu groups, Women's groups and so on. The firm is flexible in relation to young parents managing the work/life balance, and this is evidenced by the ability to reduce the number of working days per week in order to achieve greater family time."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Our firm seems to put a lot of emphasis on women's and LGBT issues."
Second year trainee, CMS Cameron McKenna
"There's a fair spread of people. Perhaps it's fair to say there are too many men higher up the ranks and too many women at the bottom. Hopefully this will even out in time."
First year trainee, Bucharest
"Great focus on LGBT. There are various societies including Hindu Network, Women's Network, Irish Network."
Newly qualified solicitor, London
"We have groups that represent all of the people mentioned above. We are dedicated to the 30% Club, we have partners who are heavily involved on the LGBT front and we have recognition with Stonewall on this. We have literature on all aspects of diversity. I think that maternity leave seems good and many of the women that work here have children and have benefited from flexible working at some point but can still be promoted to partner."
First year trainee, London
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