Irwin Mitchell Climbs Rankings In Stonewall Equality Index

Senior Partners Praise Significant Rise In Rankings


Senior partners at Irwin Mitchell have reiterated the firm’s commitment to diversity after seeing the leading national law firm rise to 58th place in the 2014 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.

The news, which sees the firm rise another 14 places – is the fourth consecutive year that Irwin Mitchell has ranked in the Top 100 of the Index, compiled by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lobby group and covering business in a range of sectors, including law. In addition, the firm’s diversity network group, IMEqual, received the prestigious Star Performer Award for the third time.

And partners praised the work of members of IMEqual and its dedicated Diversity Board. Both in raising awareness and promoting diversity throughout the firm’s eight national offices, through activities and support for Pride events in cities including Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Birmingham.

Partner Jane Wright leads the IMEqual group.

Expert Opinion
This is a great achievement for the IMEqual group and the Diversity Board, who work hard to drive forward and promote diversity across the business. We see the latest results as a big success and one we look forward to building on still further next year.”
Jane Wright, Partner

Stuart Henderson is Partner and Chair of the firm’s Diversity Board.

Expert Opinion
We’re extremely pleased with this achievement, which reflects the importance we place on the diversity of our workforce.

“Diversity is something we at Irwin Mitchell value highly and we celebrate it throughout the firm, helping make the offices enjoyable places for everyone to work. It is a fantastic tribute to the hard work of the IMEqual group and our Diversity Board, and we hope to continue climbing the rankings over the coming years.”
Stuart Henderson, Partner

The Stonewall results follow on from Irwin Mitchell also being ranked within the top five law firms in the country in the demographic table of the 2013 Diversity League Table from the Black Solicitors Network.