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Diversity

7.7 / 10

(based on 11 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Definite scope for a greater diversity, though this is gradually improving with each trainee intake."
Second year trainee, London
"Various programmes and initiatives are in place to increase diversity. This is also evident in vac scheme applicants and training contract candidates."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is very male-dominated above the mid-senior associate level."
First year trainee, London
"The firm really stresses this. It is crucial and everyone contributes to it."
First year trainee, London

2015

"A number of pro-diversity of schemes are in place e.g. links to local sixth forms, LGBT groups, diversity training."
First year trainee, London
"We have several diversity initiatives and have a very active pro bono committee!"
Second year trainee, London
"There is a diversity committee and the firm runs diversity training."
First year trainee, London
"US base seems to be better at this as there is not a huge emphasis on the diversity team over here. Also I feel that there is sometimes too much focus on gender diversity and not enough on ethnic/LGBT diversity."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Every employee has diversity training. There are frequent women's events (to which men are also invited) and the support is very good."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is really aiming to do more in term of diversity. Lots of progress being made. Partnership still male dominated but feel that they want to change that."
Second year trainee, London
"I don't think it is the most diverse firm, but we have a number of female partners and people of all backgrounds/ethnicities/cultures."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a Shearman Women initiative, promoting women and representation of other select groups. The firm supports a diverse workplace and holds workshops to improve the firm's approach to internal and external diversity."
First year trainee, London
"There are many such initiatives for anybody who wants to get involved in, often driven from partner level, which is important."
First year trainee, London

2013

"There are many champions of diversity who push and push for greater diversity and it is an issue the firm is keenly aware of and works on regularly. Nine out of the 13 trainees are women. But, I think the firm could do more to focus on less visual instances of diversity - the percentage of Oxbridge trainees is quite high."
First year trainee, London
"Enhanced maternity policy. People from widely diverse backgrounds are hired and made up to counsel/partner. Lots of women in high positions. LGBT initiatives could be more visible."
First year trainee, London
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