We believe that diversity of backgrounds can add to the quality and relevance of the legal services that we offer to our clients.
We aim to reflect the communities in which we work and encourage job applications from people of every background. We believe in fairness and that we should treat each other with respect, including respect for our differences.
No employee or potential employee will receive less favorable treatment because of any ‘protected characteristic’, namely:
- age (or perceived age)
- disability (past or present)
- gender reassignment
- marriage or civil partnership status
- race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
No employee or potential employee will be disadvantaged by any conditions of employment that cannot be justified as necessary on operational grounds.
We aim to encourage, value and manage diversity and are committed to equality for our entire staff. We wish to attain a workforce that is representative of the communities from which it is drawn.
These principles of equality and diversity also apply to the manner in which we treat our business partners and visitors.
The SRA requires all firms to collect, report and publish workforce diversity data annually. Our summary of diversity data collected can be viewed here.