Result Is The Best Ever For Law Firm Which Consistently Ranks Tops Five For Gender Diversity At All Levels Of Firm
Irwin Mitchell’s commitment to diversity in the workplace has been recognised after it was ranked 5th overall in the Black Solicitors Network 2015 Diversity League Table.
The national law firm has consistently been ranked among the top 10 firms for diversity and in the top five of many categories. Results from the 2015 Diversity League Table show that Irwin Mitchell:
- Finished top in rankings of female associates
- Finished 3rd in ranking of firms for female trainees
- Ranked 5th for the number of female partners
- Ranked 5th in the overall diversity league table (2014: 6th) which is an overall measure of demographic, policy and approach.
As part of its commitment to a diverse workplace, Irwin Mitchell has a Partnership Diversity Board, which forms part of its integrated social responsibility agenda, that is responsible for overseeing the practical implementation and continued development of the firm’s diversity strategy. The Diversity Board is headed by Stuart Henderson, Regional Managing Partner and Board member.
Internal networking groups have been established to focus on sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, social mobility and race and religion. Each group made up of volunteer members from all offices and departments within IM and each is led by a senior member of the Partnership and they work with external agencies and other networks to explore a range of issues and initiatives that will contribute to the inclusiveness of Irwin Mitchell.
Stuart Henderson is Irwin Mitchell Diversity, and Social Responsibility, Boards Chairman.
Expert Opinion“I’m delighted by our strong performance in the latest diversity league table. At Irwin Mitchell we proudly celebrate the diversity of our people, our clients and the communities in which we operate and are delighted to be recognised again by the Black Solicitors Network as one of the UK’s most diverse law firms. We believe strongly in equality of opportunity for all and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our strength is this area is testament to the hard work of our networking groups and the commitment of the IM board to meritocracy and inclusion as part of our aspiration to be a truly ‘great place to work’.
"We are a people business and we value the highest calibre people from all backgrounds and sectors of the community. One of the things that differentiates us from many of our competitors is our diversity. We celebrate the diversity of our people, our clients and services together with the communities in which we operate. We know that our people are our biggest asset and as such, we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment in which our employees can flourish and our clients can prosper.” Stuart Henderson - Partner