How would you rate the inclusiveness of your workplace environment?

FirmScore (/100)
Mills & Reeve 94.8
Bristows LLP 94.2
Osborne Clarke LLP 92.9
Kingsley Napley LLP 92.4
TLT LLP 92.1
Brabners LLP 92.1
Birketts LLP 92.0
Woodfines LLP 91.8
Bircham Dyson Bell 91.6
Gateley Plc 91.0
Blaser Mills Law 90.2
Paul Hastings LLP 89.8
Trowers & Hamlins LLP 89.7
Crown Prosecution Service 89.6
Fladgate LLP 89.3
Foot Anstey LLP 89.0
Bevan Brittan LLP 88.9
Hogan Lovells 88.8
Taylor Wessing LLP 88.6
O’Melveny 88.4

Inclusiveness continues to be at the forefront of most law firms’ agendas, and rightly so. An inclusive firm encourages a culture where people feel able to bring their whole self to work without fear of discrimination. What’s more, a working environment which values and respects individual differences gives everyone the opportunity to excel. Having proper diversity and inclusion policies in place not only allows law firms to meet their legal and regulatory duties but also make for a responsive workforce, which can lead to better staff attraction and retention. ‘Inclusive yet unstuffy’ Mills & Reeve makes all employees feel at home, whilst at Bristows, there is a ‘supportive, collaborative atmosphere where everyone can flourish’. ‘An ‘inclusive and friendly culture combined with the really brilliant quality of work’ is what sets Osborne Clarke apart and Brabners employees ‘demonstrate a togetherness which is often lacking in this age’. Blaser Mills’ ‘ethos’ and the ‘general environment’ at Birketts were cited as the best things about the firms. At Kingsley Napley, there is a ‘strong focus on diversity and inclusion’. There is even a D&I group which ‘organises various events, such as international women’s day’. TLT is ‘modern and inclusive’ so that ‘coming from a working class family with no contacts in the legal sector, I thought that I would be able to progress here without my background acting as a barrier’. There is a ‘genuine commitment to equality and diversity’ at Bircham Dyson Bell and trainees are made to feel at ease at Fladgate thanks to the ‘vast majority of people at the firm having very little ego, insecurities and complexes’.