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City law firms dominate LGBT top 100 employer list

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Pinsent Masons came out on top

Sixteen City law firms secured places in this year’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employer power list — with international outfit Pinsent Masons bagging top spot.

Improving on last year’s number two slot, Pinsents has been crowned 2019’s most inclusive employer in the UK by Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity. Other top-ranking firms include Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (2), Baker McKenzie (10), Dentons (15) and Travers Smith (25).

The annual rankings are compiled from submissions to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, a benchmarking tool used by employers to assess their achievements and progress on LGBT equality in the workplace.

The 2019 Firms Most List

Other firms recognised for their inclusivity efforts this year were Norton Rose Fulbright (32), Hogan Lovells (34), Allen & Overy (=37), Clifford Chance (=37), Taylor Wessing (=37), Linklaters (51), DWF (59), Eversheds Sutherland (66), Slaughter and May (70), Trowers & Hamlins (83) and Gowling WLG (98).

Commenting on the firm’s success, Pinsent Masons senior partner, Richard Foley, said:

“This is a very special achievement for us. It isn’t about reaching the top spot; it’s about what the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index stands for and what everyone engaged in it is working so hard to accomplish. Pinsent Masons was the first law firm to be ranked in the Index in 2008. Today the legal sector is represented by 16 firms. Our ranking recognises that like many other organisations we are championing LGBT+ inclusion in everything that we do. Pinsent Masons has created an inclusive workplace that enables everyone to be themselves; from our recruitment processes through to our engagement with clients.”

As part of today’s rankings, Pinsents, BCLP and Bakers were also named “top-trans inclusive employers”. The top 100 rankings can be viewed in full here. FYI: link doesn’t work.

Stonewall Top 100 UK (law firms only)

Ranking Firm
1 Pinsent Masons
2 Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
10 Baker McKenzie
15 Dentons
25 Travers Smith
32 Norton Rose Fulbright
34 Hogan Lovells
=37 Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Taylor Wessing
51 Linklaters
59 DWF
66 Eversheds Sutherland
70 Slaughter and May
83 Trowers & Hamlins
98 Gowling WLG
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19 Comments

Anonymous

A name change to Pink-sent Masons on the cards?

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Anonymous

Nice to see things have changed at Baker & McKenzie, they were the law firm that employed the lawyer played by Tom Hanks in the movie Philadelphia.

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Anonymous

No deal

No deal

No deal

Cha cha cha

It’s going to be biblical

Hard border

GIRFUY

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Anonymous

What about CMS? They never shut up about how inclusive they are…

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Anonymous

They say they are, but in reality the partnership is still in large parts is a close-knit misogynistic, old-fashioned old boys club.

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Anonymous

what about moneylaw?

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Anonymous

Do Stonewall survey every business in the country? Or are all of the firms on the list one great big self-selecting cohort?

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Anonymous

Women know their place at US firms

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Anon

Is the byline deliberately or negligently crass? Suggest edit.

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Anonymous

Honi soit qui mal y pense.

And no, the last three syllables are not a pejorative, anti-gay insult.

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Anonymous

Maybe LC is a sub and the headline was a cry for a thicc daddy.

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Daffyd Ducky

Why was my humorous message deleted???

I really AM the only gay in the law firm!!!

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sceptic

next week

“cash for ranking” scandal revealed at Stonewall

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LGBT Lawyer

No, I believe the Stonewall Top 100/Workplace Equality Index (WEI) is compiled using objective criteria. You may be thinking of the “Diversity Champions” scheme, where participants are given coaching on their WEI submissions. The former is genuine, the latter has the potential to be little more than lip service.

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A whole gaggle of engorged city partners

OTOH, every legalcheek survey is compiled based on which one of us alex has spent a romantic soho evening with last

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Anonymous

Honestly, I feel like being LGBT is more of an advantage than a disadvantage in the City. It’s the only group, after white middle class men, that I see being increasingly over represented in high paying jobs/powerful positions. Yet most diversity initiatives are geared towards increasing LGBT representation than working class

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Anonymous

Almost makes up for the centuries of straight white men taking all the top jobs, hey.

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Anonymous

Working class people can be LGBTQIWXYZ+ too you know.

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Anonymous

Do you remember imperialism, now that was a diverse creed. Any person of whatever creed or colour could be an imperialist. Any gender or sexual preference too. Think of the pharaohs. Nowadays , there seems to be an idea that only straight white men were imperialists. So much so, that the word has had to be dropped from use.

You could run on an anti imperialist ticket, and then become an imperialist yourself, provided you could be put in funds. How they enjoyed sport with Napoleon…put him in funds to decimate and rebuild Europe, then switch the funding stream to the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo, and send Napoleon into exile.

Idi Amin, Papa Doc Duvalier and the notorious Chairman were not white. Margaret Thatcher had no qualms about decimating the mining community to pump prime the global energy sector.

It will be a shame if Che Guevara ‘s UN speech about the revolutionary being motivated by love has to be censored because the opponent was imperialismo, rather than straight white men, and the idea it sparks that love, rather than revenge, or promotion, is the key to a better world.

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