We are very pleased to announce the launch of our Reverse Mentoring Programme as part of a series of actions we have taken across our firm to increase awareness of the experiences of our lawyers and aspiring lawyers from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Our Partnership Board members will be mentored by volunteers across our firm. We recognise that not all of our colleagues have faced an equal playing field in their career paths and see our programme as an opportunity to learn from one another’s experiences. The programme will enable us as a firm to critically assess our own systems and processes and consider the ways in which we can better support minority lawyers and staff both in our firm and in the wider profession.
We are excited to be able to continue the important and honest conversations that we have been having in our firm in recent months following our voluntary adherence to the Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting requirements and in response to the BLM movement. Our people are at the centre of our firm and we are committed to maintaining and enhancing our inclusive culture and celebrate the diversity of our talented workforce.