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7.3 / 10

(based on 10 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Olswang has promoted a very good number of women to the partnership in recent years. However, the record on ethnic minorities, particularly BME, is insufficient."
Second year trainee, London
"Excellent maternity policy. There is the inevitable issue of more women wanting to be part time and this not really being an option, but the firm is trying to be more flexible. We're also involved in recruitment schemes for people with alternative paths to law."
Second year trainee, London
"Lots of women but not many ethnic minorities."
First year trainee, London
"I am a white male so can't really comment but it seems positive. We had a training session specifically on diversity and ethnicity, which was really interesting and useful."
First year trainee, London

2015

"The firm often has diversity-based events and support associated organisations."
First year trainee, London
"Women are well-represented. Ethnic minorities, for legal positions, are less well-represented."
First year trainee, London
"Women at partner level are not very common but Olswang is working on it, at associate level it is very good. Lots of women are being recruited as trainees. Olswang is not very ethnically diverse however."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Diversity with respect to women is better than most City firms, but there is still work to be done."
First year trainee, London
"The firm takes a very active approach to diversity issues and seeks to ensure that people buy in to the programmes and initiatives."
Second year trainee, London
"The majority of my trainee intake and of my current team are women, and I find the workforce to be broadly diverse and selected on a meritocratic basis. I have also found the firm to be flexible in responding to my childcare needs."
First year trainee, Reading
"The firm is committed to diversity, has maternity and childcare policies in place. For example, some associates work from home on certain days or leave early in order to care for their children."
First year trainee, London

2013

"The firm strives to recruit the best irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexuality etc. There is a genuine sense that people are accepted for who they are."
Second year trainee, London
"There are a number of groups across the firm dedicated to providing support and raising awareness of diversity. Maternity policy recently improved too."
First year trainee, London
"Leading firm with regard to female partners, and driving to improve further."
First year trainee, London
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