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As a firm we are committed to being transparent about our progress as we build a more inclusive, diverse and equitable business. We know that our firm’s success is down to the dedication of our people where the contribution of every individual is vital.

We are committed to equality for all — which means working together to create a business where everyone has equality of opportunity, equal pay for equal work, equal access to professional and personal development and equal chances of success.

This year we have continued to report on and publish information on our gender and ethnicity pay gap, and have voluntarily opted to publish our disability pay gap for the first time. We have continued to publish partner data, although not required to do so, to provide as complete a picture of our business as is possible.

We believe we have made some meaningful progress since we last reported.

Our most recent diversity survey was completed by 90% of our employees. That has given us a greater opportunity to challenge the ways we recruit, progress and retain our employees and how we make business decisions.   

Later in this report we have set out the steps and measures that we have put in place, and will put in place, to address and close any gaps.

Over the last year, we have continued to make steady progress, building the foundations we need as a firm to create sustainable change. We have further invested in our Diversity & Inclusion team, introduced diversity targets for our leadership population to build greater representation and rolled out mandatory D&I training across our firm’s senior decision makers.

We were delighted to be named the number 1 UK employer on the Social Mobility Index 2022 in recognition of the steps we have taken to help shape a fairer, more equitable society.

As our maturity around D&I grows, we will focus on refining our talent strategy, policies and processes to ensure they are inclusive and robust. Critically we will look to measure the success of our initiatives ensuring we can back up our ambitions with real evidence.

We know we have more to do and we are fully committed to building a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive and succeed.

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