Our statement of principle on equality and diversity is:
We are fully committed to eliminating unlawful and unfair discrimination and promoting, providing, and encouraging equal opportunities in its own policies, practices, procedures and work with clients, and to contributing to the development of equality and diversity procedures within the legal sector where it is able do so.
This applies to the Firm’s professional dealings with Members of Staff and Partners, other solicitors, barristers, clients, third parties and job applicants. The Firm is committed to complying with the SRA Standards and Regulations and with all current and any future anti-discrimination legislation and associated codes of practice.
The Firm will treat everyone equally, with dignity, courtesy and respect and will not unlawfully discriminate against anyone because of any ‘protected characteristic’, namely:
We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to prevent Members of Staff, clients or others who attend our offices or seek our help, who are disabled, from being at a disadvantage in comparison with those who are not disabled.
As an employer, the Firm will treat all Members of Staff and job applicants equally and fairly and not discriminate unjustifiably against them. We will appoint, train, develop, reward, and promote on the basis of merit and ability. The Firm will treat all Members of Staff equally and strive to create a working environment which is free from discrimination and harassment and which respects, where appropriate, the diverse backgrounds and beliefs of Members of Staff.
These principles of equality and diversity also apply to the manner in which we treat clients, our business partners and visitors.