Irwin Mitchell Named Law Firm Of The Year At Bristol Pride Gala Awards

Bristol Office Recognised For Commitment To Local LGBT Community

02.11.2015

The Bristol office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell is celebrating once again after being named Law Firm of the Year at the city’s Pride Gala Awards on Saturday (October 31st).

Irwin Mitchell beat off competition from several other shortlisted firms to win at the inaugural Bristol Pride Gala Awards, which was held at the city’s Marriott Royal Hotel to celebrate the huge contribution that local businesses make to supporting the local LGBT community.

As well its IMEqual networking group supporting the Bristol Pride event for the past two years, Irwin Mitchell was recognised for providing legal advice to the community, as well as its ongoing relationship with the University of the West of England (UWE) in supporting LGBT students, and being Student Sponsor 2014/2015.

Representatives from the firm were also on the panel of the Bristol Stonewall conference on being ‘out in the workplace’, as an example of how an employer should handle such matters correctly.

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“We are absolutely delighted to have received this award, with the prize being a great tribute to the fantastic range of work undertaken by many people within our office.

“As well as sponsoring the Pride annual event, our caseworkers have consistently acted with empathy and understanding of the issues faced in the LGBT community and are a major credit to the firm.

“We are committed across all of our offices to forging strong links across the communities where we are based and our IMEqual group does an important job of promoting the importance of an inclusive and supporting network for all employees.

“The win is a great time to celebrate our commitment to this area and we are already thinking about the next steps we can take to improve our support even further.”
Jonathan Peacock, Partner

The award comes after Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office was also named Corporate Social Responsibility Firm of the Year at the Bristol Law Society Awards in the middle of October.