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8.7 / 10

(based on 27 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Diversity is embedded within Eversheds' culture in general, and this can be seen throughout its decision-making processes. As well as its representation within teams and committees and the flexibility given to staff when required in terms of working hours, start times, or personal time off. In addition, Eversheds has a health and well being initiative that sees events held within the office aiming to educate staff as to how to look after themselves and to highlight particular issues to increase awareness of them."
First year trainee, Cardiff
"Great emphasis on social mobility. Access to law etc. Recruitment is very gender neutral and merit driven, as is promotion. Good work/family life with maternity/paternity leave and flexible working."
First year trainee, London
"Strong commitment to making up female partners."
First year trainee, London
"Won lots of awards, high number of female partners and progression opportunities."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"The firm has recently been praised for its female partner promotions where approximately 50% of partner promotions were female. We also have an LGBT diversity group that is advertised quite strongly within the firm."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"Eversheds are excellent at this. We currently have an art exhibition running on powerful women in work, and it showcases all the amazing women that are currently in Eversheds. Their LGBT commitments are also impressive and modern thinking. They actively try to engage with all groups and help everyone as individuals."
First year trainee, London
"There is a growing number of female partners across the firm and we have been recently recognised for our commitment to diversity. There is a lot of flexibility for new parents, including the ability to work from home and on flexible hours."
First year trainee, Cardiff
"We have a working group for parents, flexible working and a high number of senior female fee earners."
First year trainee, Leeds

2015

"Diversity follows as a natural by-product of the firm's great recruitment process, where the best candidates are selected."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Most of our current trainee intake is female and it is particularly encouraging when we see female lawyers willingly being given flexible working hours. The firm encourages people from all areas of life to apply, and there is a real mix of experiences and backgrounds at the firm."
First year trainee, Cardiff
"To me the firm is very good on the diversity front and we have a very strong LGBT group."
First year trainee, London
"I believe that the firm is constantly striving to ensure that it is diverse and fair to all."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The firms seems fairly diverse in terms of recruitment to me. Flexible/remote working is available to everyone, and not just those with children."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I think that the firm's commitment to diversity is excellent and as a result the firm is very diverse. The firm is also a great place for women to work with enhanced maternity benefits and flexible working."
First year trainee, Birmingham

2014

"There are very few non-white fee earners and almost no black fee earners (there are certainly none in my office)."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"Training at the firm are on natural bias and other matters are taken into account - one of the reasons why I joined was the inclusive atmosphere. I have a disability and this has been considered throughout."
First year trainee, Leeds
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