This leave grants adoptive parents 52 weeks leave and 26 weeks of full pay if they have completed 12 months of employment at the firm.
Our specialised post-partum plan offers both parents online advice and expert guidance on nutrition, positive mindset, physical movement, and recovery.
Fertility Treatment Leave
Granted for the purpose of receiving and recovering from fertility treatment and to attend appointments specifically associated with the process, this policy grants employees up to five days' leave in any 12 month rolling period.
Pregnancy loss and parental bereavement leave policy
Pregnancy loss or the death or a child is a devastating experience. We provide all staff (including adoptive and surrogate parents) who had or would have had caring responsibilities two weeks' paid leave to grieve. We offer full maternity or paternity leave, pay and benefits to any employee who loses their baby at 24 weeks or later, and do all we can to help them return to work when they are ready.
We are working to foster an environment in which all colleagues, men and women alike, can openly and comfortably discuss menopause, understand symptoms and their severity and provide the support and adjustments needed to retain staff and empower their continued professional success. We held two sessions to raise awareness around the menopause and its impact on our female colleagues and other people in the firm.
of menopausal women are now in work yet research shows that menopause
can still be considered
taboo or ‘hidden’.
In a society that has yet to become truly accessible and inclusive, we recognise that the legal sector has work to do to better cater for the needs of neurodivergent people. Challenging these barriers continues to be a focus for the firm through our Neurodiversity Policy and Discover Disability network. In 2023, we began a holistic review of our workplace adjustments processes with plans underway for targeted recruitment pathways for neurodiverse talent. More on this to come in 2024.
Transgender & Gender Identity Inclusivity Policy
This policy outlines the Firm's commitment to ensuring that transgender employees are treated with dignity and respect and are not disadvantaged in the workplace.
ESG Report 2023