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7.7 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2018)


"Diversity in some areas such as gender, ethnicity and LGBT is superb and encouraged, while others such as socio-economic background are given less attention."
First year trainee, London, UK
"There is a new programme this year with a series of working groups (LGBTQ+, social mobility, BAME and disability). These working groups have broad discretion to do what they want within a budget. The women's group is less organised and less committed."
Second year trainee, London
"The firms is diverse at the junior end but this is reduced the higher you go."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm promotes various initiatives on diversity that suggest that, even if the outlook of the firm is not as diverse as it could be, this is an issue that is of high priority."
Second year trainee, London


"We do a lot of diversity work. It can be hard to see the benefits immediately but there is a very active committee."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has an excellent record in promoting diversity."
Second year trainee, London
"Cleary places emphasis on the importance of diversity – not only in London but across all of its offices globally. I know it's high on the priority list in New York, for example. That said, I think Cleary could make more of an effort to recruit from a greater number of universities to ensure that we are as diverse as possible as a working group."
Second year trainee, Buenos Aires


"There could be more women in senior ranks, in my opinion."
Second year trainee, London
"I think the only struggle so far is that it is very Oxbridge heavy, but in terms of the diversity of people it's great. My intake is a fairly even boy/girl split."
First year trainee, London


"The firm promote many diversity groups including the Women's Working Group."
Second year trainee, London
"There is a very active diversity committee with including a Women's Working Group and an LGBT committee which both regularly hold events to raise the profile of these groups at work."
First year trainee, London


"I think the firm could definitely be more diverse - we are overall largely middle class, Russell Group or international in background. Increasing recruitment of female applicants, but this isn't entirely mirrored at every level in the firm (however, the London office has had its first female partner this year, and it does seem to be something that is regularly discussed)."
First year trainee, London
"My experiences at the firm in this regard are very positive. The firm is extremely international, and this creates a stimulating environment to work in. Cleary is also committed to Stonewall and has a sizeable diversity committee, with annual training sessions taking place on diversity in the workplace."
Second year trainee, London
"We have a women's working group to address issues for women in the workplace, childcare vouchers and flexible working arrangements in place."
First year trainee, London
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