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Diversity

7.8 / 10

(based on 11 ratings in 2018)

2018

"The firm has committed programmes and systems in place to work on diversity. There is also a dedicated diversity committee that forms partnerships and arranges events and we also have a women's forum."
Second year trainee, London
"I see many women in the firm both going on, and coming back from, maternity leave. However, there is still a noticeable lack of ethnic diversity."
First year trainee, London
"There is a diversity committee that has a high number of people participating and seems to be genuinely interested in diversity initiatives."
First year trainee, London
"There is a good ratio of men to women within the office (possibly even more women in my department than men). I also feel that the firm enables social mobility with its recruitment process as it doesn't solely have Oxbridge criteria."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a very strong commitment to diversity. It seeks to hire people that it feels will thrive in the environment regardless of race, background, gender and sexual orientation."
Second year trainee, London/Brussels
"Our diversity statistics are generally comparable to other firms of our size and type and we are better in some categories, such as number of female partners. However, the industry as a whole still has a lot of work to do regarding diversity. We have a diversity committee with well-attended meetings that does a lot of good work such as access initiatives and days, mentoring, panel discussions and speaker events."
First year trainee, London

2017

"We have a diversity committee and host diversity events."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is committed to, and makes a number of efforts to ensure, diversity. It encourages diverse participation in firm events and applications from potential trainees and associates. However, the current make up of the London office is lacking in diversity with respect to ethnic minorities and female senior counsel and partners. This is something that needs to be worked on but the firm has recognised this and is trying to improve."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm does have some diversity initiatives but it's not currently a very diverse place. The firm could be more flexible with working from home and/or reduced hours arrangements and the maternity leave package could be improved."
First year trainee, London

2016

"There is an active diversity committee that engages with the firm frequently and often organises events."
Entry level, London

2015

"While I do not feel that the issue of diversity is really applicable to me, my understanding is the firm is very good in relation to childcare/maternity leave. Ethnic minorities and LGBT probably doesn't get a huge amount of attention, in my opinion."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's women's forum meets regularly and throws events. As a female, I feel that it's a good forum to hear from other womens' experiences in the office."
First year trainee, London
"Globally, the firm is very committed to diversity. While I feel that the small size of the office could be slightly letting us down, in London there is a good effort made, and the firm definitely believes in it."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"The firm has a strong commitment to diversity at a global level. The London office, perhaps by virtue of its smaller size, is not hugely diverse, but the commitment to promote diversity is clear and sincere."
First year trainee, London
"Both the women's forum and the diversity committee are active within the firm and provide support to those who need it."
First year trainee, London
"There is a high percentage of female associates, but that figure falls dramatically at partner level. The firm has an 'equality and diversity' committee where different people can come together and show their commitment to the cause."
First year trainee, London
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