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Diversity

8.2 / 10

(based on 22 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Diversity initiatives with regard to women and LGBT have been commendable. More work needed with regard to ethnic minority diversity."
Second year trainee, London
"Lots of diversity programmes throughout the application process and in the firm. Firm also seems to have a generous maternity leave policy."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is increasingly becoming more diverse and our female managing partner in the London office will ensure this continues."
Second year trainee, London
"I think the firm does relatively well. There is a desire to increase diversity, but how well this is reflected in reality is arguable. A push towards agile working should help parents keep working at the firm."
First year trainee, London
"I feel like this firm takes diversity seriously; there are a lot of events held (for example, recently on mental health awareness) and there are events for new parents (both mothers and fathers), and societies for ethnic minorities and LGBT staff."
First year trainee, London
"There is a very strong initiative in the firm to promote women, including a series of talks by inspirational women, a project called 50:50, and various events run for and by women at the firm. I feel the firm is a place where you can totally be yourself. The firm has a diversity network that runs various events. The recruitment team addresses social mobility through its work with schemes such as Aspiring Solicitors."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has a wide range of graduate recruitment programmes related to diversity that I have helped with and networks within the firm."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The firm does lots of recruitment drives related to diversity, we have several networks aimed at women, ethnic minorities and LGBT. We have introduced a new and pioneering shared parental leave scheme."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a strong diversity commitment, but there are still not a large number of trainees from ethnic minority backgrounds."
First year trainee, London
"There are a number of diversity initiatives but higher up the firm, there is not much diversity."
First year trainee, London
"In my experience, there is a very diverse range of people from different backgrounds and walks of life who work at Hogan Lovells."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Hogan Lovells really takes its diversity seriously and when applying to the firm it was important to me that Hogan Lovells was ranked highly in the Stonewall LGBT Workplace Equality Index. There are diversity committees who meet regularly, hold social events, charity events and generally provide a strong support network. There is diversity monitoring at graduate recruitment level and I think it is genuinely important to the firm to recruit the best candidates for the job. There is support for diversity initiatives throughout the firm and particularly at the senior management level."
Second year trainee, London
"There are frequent women's events and LGBT events."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a target of 40% female partners in the next five years. There is also a diversity committee that runs various events throughout the year."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm fosters an environment that encourages and celebrates diversity. There are numerous talks and events on diversity-related issues."
Second year trainee, London
"Hogan Lovells is deservedly regarded as one of the more progressive firms in this area."
Second year trainee, London
"The set-up for diversity programmes is very impressive, and much is done to encourage participation. The policies on maternity leave are also meant to be quite flexible, with the position of Counsel giving senior associates and partners who want more flexibility the chance to do so, while retaining a position of seniority. The setting of targets for female partner recruitment is a good thing, in my mind."
First year trainee, London
"There is a good level of gender diversity which is likely to be reflected more in the partnership in the future."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Lots of groups you can join, emergency childcare and women's network, maternity lunches and advice sessions and flexible working."
First year trainee, London
"The majority of people here seem to be from a white middle-class background. In my opinion more could be done to provide options to lawyers and other staff with families, i.e. flexible working hours, working from home. This seems to be available to very senior staff only."
First year trainee, London
"A lot is spoken about diversity and efforts are being made to shirk its white, middle-class reputation. The reality is that little appears to be changing though."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is very committed to helping women progress in their careers after they have had a family and has set itself a target for 30% of partners to be women by 2022."
First year trainee, London
"Whilst the firm has a strong LGBT presence, the diversity of social backgrounds is quite limited."
Second year trainee, London
"Diversity initiatives are of prime importance at the firm. Being on the LGBT committee it is evident that the firm and the partners take diversity very seriously and the firm continues to rise further up the Stonewall Equality Index each year."
First year trainee, London
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