At Fieldfisher, we relish opportunities to work with like-minded organisations to develop programmes to attract people of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and ways of thinking into our firm. Our initiatives to encourage social diversity in the legal profession include:
The Gensler Diverse Legal Launchpad internship programme
We are working with global architecture and design firm Gensler to provide young people from backgrounds that
are underrepresented in the legal profession with a route into law.
In 2023, we focused on attracting disabled people, neurodivergent people and people with long-term health conditions through a four-week,
full-time, paid internship.
Both Gensler and Fieldfisher share the belief that by taking clear, positive action, organisations can support aspiring disabled lawyers while building a more equitable and accessible culture.
This was our second year of partnering with Gensler, allowing students to attend Gensler's Legal Studio to experience design-related legal scenarios and shadow Gensler's counsels during negotiations and meetings.
Students then spent a week at Fieldfisher's offices for a series of workshops led by its Employment, Pensions, Immigration and Compliance team.
for young people
City Century to improve social mobility
Fieldfisher is proud to partner with City Century, a collaboration of more than 50 City law firms, to significantly increase the number of solicitor apprentices entering the City of London.
Led by the City of London Law Society, the programme identifies, attracts, recruits, educates, qualifies, and develops committed solicitor apprentices. By 2040, City Century envisages that at least 100 new partners will have been created by the solicitor apprentice route.
Coming to Fieldfisher has exposed me to real life use of technology in legal practice. These experiences have been really insightful and complemented the classroom training I have received.
Birmingham University MSc student
ESG Report 2023