Our commitment

We are committed to encouraging equality of opportunity and respect for diversity, and preventing unlawful discrimination, in relation to our relationships with our clients, our employees, our partners and other third parties.

Equality and diversity

We strive to provide equal opportunities throughout employment, including in the remuneration, recruitment, training and promotion of our employees, conditions of service and termination of employment. We wish to facilitate the continued development of our employees and to give them every encouragement to realise their potential.

We are committed to ensuring that no employee receives less favourable treatment or is unlawfully discriminated against, either directly or indirectly, or subjected to harassment or victimisation, on grounds of the protected characteristics defined in the Equality Act 2010: disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or parental status, race, colour, religion, age, nationality or ethnic origin.

Everyone in the firm is offered training to ensure they are aware of the provisions of our equal opportunities policy and we are all required to ensure that the policy is carried out properly. Breach of this policy is a serious disciplinary matter.

If an employee believes that he/she has been disadvantaged on discriminatory grounds they can raise the matter through the firm’s grievance procedure.

Click here to read the summary of our 2016 diversity survey.