A DYNAMIC AND DIVERSE CULTURE
Diversity and inclusion is a key part of our culture and we celebrate the uniqueness of our people. Wherever you join us, you’ll find talented people with different views, experiences and backgrounds. This breadth of experience and insight adds new dimensions to how we tackle client challenges, drive innovation and attract the best talent.
We’re home to a wide variety of employee-led diversity networks. These provide firm-wide and client networking opportunities, key note speaker events and seminars. Our networks include Women Lawyers, Women in Business Services, HSF Ability, Family, LGBT, and Multiculturalism, which celebrates diverse ethnicity, religion, faith and culture.
CREATING AN INCLUSIVE CULTURE
We aim to increase the number of women in our global partnership to 30%. We were one of the first law firms to commit to global gender targets publicly, and we’re making progress to deliver a greater gender balance in our global leadership team by 2019.
We’re immensely proud to be recognised for our work and our culture on a regular basis. We won the Australasian Lawyer JLT Health & Wellbeing award 2015 for work/life balance, and in 2016 we ranked as the top graduate employer in The Australian’s law category for the second consecutive year.
Our commitment to equality has seen us awarded a number of accolades as well. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has noted that we are one of the only four law firms in Australia to have developed a diversity & inclusion KPI to assess our executive group against, and we were delighted to achieve Silver Tier Employer status in the 2015 Australian Workplace Equality Index, ranking amongst the top 20 Australian employers for LGBTI inclusiveness.
PRO BONO AND responsible business
Whether it’s a multi-jurisdictional pro bono legal matter, fundraising for a worthy cause, or working with our own supply chain to embed best practice, we focus on building relationships so that we obtain the best possible result for everyone involved. You will have a wealth of opportunities to get involved in projects that mean something to you. To find about more about our work in this area, case studies on our impact and our latest thinking visit the Pro bono & responsible business pages here.