Diversity and Inclusion

Our diversity & inclusion policy sets out our commitment to promote diversity and inclusion, prevent discrimination and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment. This applies to our recruitment and selection practices, terms and conditions of employment including pay and benefits, promotion, training, transfer, disciplinary and grievance procedures, termination of employment and every other aspect of interaction while at work. Everyone, including contractors and anyone who works on site, prospective recruits and visitors will be treated fairly and with dignity and respect.

A huge amount of work goes into providing a supportive environment for our people. To find out more, read our CR Review.

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Workplace culture

Education plays a key role in creating and maintaining an open and inclusive workplace where everyone can meet their full potential. We have rolled out mandatory Inclusive Leadership & Unconscious Bias training to all UK partners and colleagues.

In London we have policies on diversity and inclusion and non harassment, which cover all the six strands of diversity including gender, race, sexual orientation, age, disability and religion or belief.

At Simmons & Simmons, people are supported throughout their careers with mentoring, coaching programmes and a wide variety of skills training, all focused on an individual’s unique development needs.

Employee network groups also play a key part in shaping our workplace culture. They provide members of the firm with support and guidance and a forum to meet others in the business community with common interests.  Read more about our network groups by selecting the link at left.

Recruitment and selection

We are involved in a number of initiatives aimed at opening up the legal profession to a broader talent pool. 

We work closely with external organisations which help us tap into diverse talent pools at graduate level including SEO London, Aspiring Solicitors, Race for Opportunity, EmployAbility, Working Families, Stonewall and the Social Mobility Foundation.

Monitoring and measurement

We monitor the age, ethnicity, disability, religion or belief , sexual orientation and socio-economic background of  all UK partners and colleagues.