Philippa Dempster shares details of Freeths’ 2021 Diversity Pledge, highlighting the importance of achieving diversity within firms.

The need to improve diversity and inclusion within the legal profession has become increasingly clear over recent years.

In 2020, the Law Society published its Race for Inclusion report, which found that while 17.5 per cent of the profession identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, this was true of only 8 per cent of partners in the largest firms. Law Society president, I. Stephanie Boyce commented: “We must show that people from all walks of life and backgrounds can make valuable contributions and achieve success in our profession.”

Meanwhile, the Social Mobility Commission’s state of the ...

Philippa Dempster
Managing Partner (London Office)

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