Stonewall Celebrates Top 20 LGB Inclusive Law Firms

Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity, has today launched a list of the 20 most inclusive law firms for LGB staff.

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Baker & McKenzie top this list, which is populated by law firms that entered Stonewall’s latest Workplace Equality Index.

Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index is a benchmarking tool to measure organisations’ efforts to tackle discrimination and create an inclusive workplace for lesbian, gay and bisexual employees and forms Stonewall’s annual Top 100 Employers.

The list of law firms was launched at an event hosted by Simmons & Simmons which, as a Stonewall Star Performer, has graduated the index and now works with Stonewall on pioneering workplace initiatives.

Chris Edwards, Client Group Manager at Stonewall, said: ‘It’s great to celebrate the law firms that are leading by example in progressing the diversity and inclusion within the sector.

‘Eight years ago, no law firms featured in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and it’s hugely encouraging to see so many firms now taking the steps to ensure that their employees can be themselves in the workplace.’

Other firms included in the list are Pinsent Masons, Freshfields, Herbert Smith Freehills and CMS Cameron McKenna.

Stonewall’s Top 20 LGBT law firms:

(Graduated) Simmons and Simmons

1. Baker & McKenzie LLP

2. Freshfields and Bruckhaus Deringer

2. Pinsent Masons

4. Herbert Smith Freehills

5. CMS Cameron McKenna

6. Hogan Lovells

7. Eversheds LLP

8. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

9. Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

10. K&L Gates

11. Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

12. Fieldfisher

13. Slaughter and May

14. Taylor Wessing

15. DWF LLP

16. Weil, Gotshal & Manges

17. Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP

18. Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP

19. Linklaters

20. Nabarro

20. Berwin Leighton Paisner