Law Firm Ranks 10th In The Great Place To Work Institute’s Super Large Category
For the third year in a row, Irwin Mitchell has been ranked one of the best UK firms for women to work for, in the annual report from the Great Place To Work Institute.
The national law firm is in 10th place in the Super Large category, showcasing those firms in the UK with over 1,000 employees. In 2021, the firm entered the top ten, which was up four places on 2020’s 13th place in the table.
A consultancy specialising in workplace culture, Great Place To Work helps organisations to create high-performing workplaces where employees feel trusted and valued. The UK’s Best Workplaces for Women awards recognises the high level of engagement and trust in Irwin Mitchell when compared to a range of organisations across all sectors.
The result comes after Irwin Mitchell was named among the best workplaces for wellbeing earlier this year by Great Place To Work. This follows new policies focused on inclusion and flexibility, including ‘flexible by choice’ working, a national wellbeing team, enhanced family leave policies and signing the Menopause Workplace Pledge, further underscoring the firm’s commitment to supporting women in the workplace.
The firm continues to boast the highest percentage of female solicitors of any UK law firm, coupled with one of the lowest gender pay gaps in the legal sector and UK industry overall, and women playing major roles across all levels in the business.
Expert Opinion“To be recognised as one of the top ten of firms in this country for women to work for is a great achievement in itself but to consistently perform year on year, shows as a firm we are moving in the right direction when it comes to diversity and inclusion and to becoming a leading responsible business.
“There’s always room for improvement and we will be using this ranking as a way to progress even further, as we strive to better support the colleagues we work with, the clients we serve and our communities we all live and work in.” Susana Berlevy - Group Chief People Officer
The firm is continuing to refine its approach to gender and diversity via sponsorship of the Next 100 Years project. Aimed at showcasing the diversity of successful women lawyers, shining a light on underrepresented groups and inspiring the next generation of lawyers.
Irwin Mitchell Diversity & Inclusion strategy focused on improving data use to inform next steps, continue to build inclusive leadership and a culture of allyship is driven to ensure all employees have the opportunity to thrive.