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Diversity

8.1 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2019)

2019

"There are various initiatives, groups and committees within the office that work towards a strong diversity agenda. Recruitment is focused strongly on an individual's personality and how they would 'fit' within the firm rather than things like university or social background. There's an inclusive and tolerant atmosphere and people aren't afraid to challenge the firm to constantly keep improving its diversity efforts."
First year trainee, London

2018

"We arrange open days partnered with diversity organisations."
Second year trainee, London
"There are lots of events that promote diversity within the firm as well as recognition of the need for this by senior members of the firm. Our maternity policy of 26 weeks with full pay is very impressive."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is a true meritocracy so it doesn't matter what your ethnicity or gender is. If you are excellent, you will progress."
First year trainee, London
"The senior ranks could be more diverse but the level of diversity at the junior level in many departments is encouraging."
Second year trainee, London
"The women's leadership initiative actively supports women in all areas of the firm. We also work to encourage a more diverse range of students to apply to Kirkland."
Second year trainee, I'm currently on secondment in New York but I am based in London.

2017

"There's very active representation of minority groups. The equity partnership does not have as many women as you might expect (even by law standards), but the pipeline of female associates is very strong."
Other - NQ (end of qualification year), London

2016

"All diversity programmes are very well supported and have regular events."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"Women's Leadership Initiative events are held on a regular basis, and networking groups have regular events. The firm appears to be making an effort to increase awareness of issues relating to maternity leave, retention of female associates, etc."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong (seconded from London)
"There is a strong representation of ethnic minorities in the new trainee intake."
First year trainee, London
"Trainee intakes are completely mixed, there is no trend in educational or ethnic background. All female members are invited to be a part of Women's Leadership Initiatives within the firm to promote networking and gender equality."
First year trainee, London
"Quite a diverse environment, there is a good gender balance, lots of networking opportunities. Recruiters seem to just want the best people, not necessarily Oxbridge."
First year trainee, London
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