Recognition and partnerships

Slaughter and May has a reputation for providing exceptional legal service, which is recognised and valued by our clients. But there is more to us than this. We are an outward looking, internationally minded collective of individuals who possess significant resources, knowledge and influence to create a substantial and positive impact.

Awards and recognition


We have had partners and employees named in EMpower’s Top 100 Leading Ethnic Minority Executives list and Future Leaders list.


We have had partners listed in the HERoes top 100 Leading Female Executives list.

Social Mobility Employer Index

We are ranked in the Top 75 Social Mobility Employer Index which lists the UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace.

Law Society Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award

We received the ‘Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion’ award at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2017 for our work on BME inclusion. We were shortlisted for the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion award for our sponsorship of the Old Vic’s production of “Sylvia” in 2019.


30% Club

We are members of the 30% Club - a voluntary, business led organisation that campaigns for at least 30% female representation on the Boards and Executive committees of companies. We also provide mentors and mentees for the cross-organisational mentoring scheme run for high-potential women.

upReach social mobility partnership

We launched the Law Springboard programme in partnership with upReach in 2019.  It is designed to improve access to the legal sector for high potential undergraduates from less-advantaged backgrounds.

Stonewall Global Diversity Champions

The Global Diversity Champions programme is Stonewall's best-practice employers' forum for international organisations who are committed to LGBTQ+ equality across the world.


We partner with INvolve, a leading organisation aimed at championing diversity and inclusion within businesses. We run joint initiatives including mentoring and development days for BME, LGBT+ and female individuals.

Valuable 500

We are proud to be signatories to the Valuable 500, a global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda. This initiative aims to ignite systemic change through profiling leaders and businesses who are championing disability inclusion.