Our approach to diversity and creating an inclusive workplace goes beyond just ticking a box. We value everything that makes us unique and we recognise that celebrating our differences helps make the firm a special place to work. With a focus on allyship and role modelling, we are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace where everyone can be their authentic selves.
We have five fully inclusive professional networks, each led by a partner to provide high level strategic input, connectivity and support for our people. These include:
We have developed partnerships with other external networks and organisations aimed at improving access to the legal profession and promoting a culture of inclusion and mutual respect in industry and in the wider community, including; STRIVE, Stonewall, myGwork, City Solicitors Horizons, Aspiring Solicitors, Rare Recruitment, JustLikeUs, WCAN and BIUCAC.
From working with emerging artists to supporting refugees and asylum seekers, our award-winning CSR Programme is diverse, exciting and ever-expanding.
We are committed to working with our local communities, developing meaningful ties with schools, universities and community groups and using our own influence and legal expertise to help give people better opportunities to access the legal profession. Highlights of our work include:
We create meaningful, lasting and substantive partnerships with all the charities with whom we work. We provide substantial financial support to a nominated major charity partner (on a two year basis). Our current major charity partner is the Felix Project, a charity that collects surplus food from food retailers and wholesalers and then redistributes it to charities and schools that provide food for those in need. Alongside our major charity partnership, the firm supports 100s of other smaller charities via the Travers Smith Foundation.
The Art Programme is at the heart of our Corporate Social Responsibility work and underlines our CSR commitment from the moment someone steps into our offices. Delivered in partnership with The University of Westminster and The Royal College of Art, with support from Serpentine Galleries, our Art Programme supports emerging artists with the transition from student life to professional practice.