Exploring what more we can do to foster greater inclusion to support working families and caregivers is paramount and given the gender imbalance in the primary caring roles, this should positively impact the work we do to achieve gender balance in the workplace.
So, lots of work to do and I look forward collaborating with our people, clients and communities in the coming period and reporting back on progress.
While significant progress has been made in the last century since women in the UK gained the right to practice as solicitors, the focus now shifts to how we retain talent and foster a diverse pipeline to partnership and leadership roles.
Likewise, advances have been made in LGBT+ inclusion but we must continue cultivating an inclusive culture, considering the challenges faced by our trans and non-binary colleagues.
When it comes to disability, ethnic minority, and social mobility representation, there is still significant room for improving entry and progression.
Social: Our people
Recognition for our IED initiatives
at the Women & Diversity in Law Awards 2023
for Millie Hawes, Head of Just Purpose, at the Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards 2023
for Fieldfisher Discover Disability at the FT Innovative Lawyer Awards 2022