We have been accredited with the Lexcel standard and ‘Investors in People’ since 2002, and are currently seeking accreditation in Diversity. We are a founder signatory to the Law Society’s Charter on Inclusion and Diversity.
As a firm, we strongly believe that building a workplace which is inclusive and supportive for all our people not only improves morale and performance, but also makes good business sense.
Our diverse workforce allows us to cater to a wider customer and supplier base, and brings innovation which allows us to be one step ahead in our market.
As a firm we must actively ensure that we strive to maintain and develop our open and welcoming approach to people from different backgrounds. We understand that this is not a one-off process and we must continue to improve how we manage diversity, to ensure that we acknowledge and react to the needs of our clients.
Our journey toward accreditation requires a review of our management practices, as well as our relationships with key stakeholders. Our policy and practices on diversity matters are informed by consultations with key partners, suppliers, staff and clients - all of whom are made aware of our commitment to ensure that we operate as a diverse and inclusive organisation.
Diversity & Equality Policy
The Firm is committed to upholding equality and respecting diversity for its clients, staff and applicants to the Firm, as well as third party service providers and we will not discriminate on grounds of sex (including marital status, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity and paternity), race or racial group (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), disability, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation (including civil partnership status).
We aim to ensure that all our staff are selected, trained, compensated, promoted or transferred solely on the strength of their ability, qualification and merit. We strive to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that all employees and job applicants receive fair and equal treatment. This helps us to ensure that we provide the very best service to our clients.
All staff have the right to a working environment free from harassment, discrimination or bullying. The Firm will not permit or condone any form of harassment and is committed to providing a work place free of discrimination based on sex, race or racial group, disability, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation. The working environment helps us achieve the highest standards of service.
In accordance with the Solicitor’s Code of Conduct, the firm is free to decide whether to accept instructions from any particular client, but any refusal to act will never be based upon the race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, age, creed, disability, religious beliefs or sexual orientation of the prospective client.
The firm encourages our suppliers to adopt policies to embrace and promote diversity within their organisations, and we will continue to work with suppliers to ensure that we appoint suppliers to reflect our principles.
The Firm will deal with all persons with the same attention, courtesy and consideration regardless of race, colour, ethnic or national origins, sex, age, religion, disability or sexual orientation. The firm operates and enforces a strict policy to ensure that we are able to strive for greater diversity.
If you would like to know more about our approach to diversity then please do not hesitate to contact us.
For additional information on diversity please visit National Centre for Diversity.