Diversity and Inclusion

D&I is an integral part of how we do things as a firm.  We believe that an inclusive workplace drives collaboration and enhances business performance.

Traditional approaches to D&I are often skewed towards initiatives designed to help diverse individuals better ‘fit in’ and succeed.  We focus on examining and adjusting the system for greater acceptance of different leadership styles and ways of working.

Our people are drawn from different backgrounds and have different viewpoints, which enables us to collaborate to find innovative solutions for our clients.  This is why we aim to attract, recruit, develop and retain a diverse pipeline of talent.

It’s about creating an environment where everyone can feel valued, included and able to be themselves.

Employee Networks

Our networks are open to everyone at the firm and have members from all levels across the firm and from a variety of backgrounds. Find out more about our networks.

Our partnership with The Old Vic

We are pleased to be partnering with the celebrated Old Vic in a variety of initiatives, including sponsoring their recent production of SYLVIA, a funk, soul and hip-hop musical based on the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, campaigner for the suffragette movement and daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst.

Sylvia cast

The production explored the complex and enduring relationships between women at the heart of the struggle for equality, something especially relevant as this year marks 100 years since the first women in the UK were granted the vote. 2018 also sees The Old Vic celebrate its 200th birthday, and the many women who have been a part of its success.

A diverse and inclusive work place is something the firm works hard to achieve and through this partnership the firm hopes to continue the dialogue around how best to achieve this. The partnership builds on the firm’s recent accolades, which include the Law Society’s Excellence in Diversity Award 2017 and rankings in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list 2018; the Top 50 Employers in the Social Mobility Index 2018; and the Best Employers for Race list 2017. Further information on our approach to diversity and inclusion and our activities in this area can be found here.

In conjunction with The Old Vic, Slaughter and May is putting on a series of events for both employees and clients, and you can find out more in our video below.

SYLVIA is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

An Old Vic, Sadler’s Wells and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW.

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