October marks Black History Month in the UK. This is a time to celebrate all those who have achieved great things and remember the progress that has been made, but it can be more than a retrospective of the past. It is also about looking to the future and reminding ourselves of the work still left to do.
Putting words into practice
As an international law firm with a global client base, diversity and inclusion is a key component of how we operate as a firm.
We believe that exceptional client service can only be delivered by exceptional people. For this reason, we aim to attract, retain and develop the best talent from a wide range of backgrounds and encourage our teams to harness diversity of thought, providing our clients with innovative solutions to complex transactional and contentious matters.
Respect for different backgrounds and perspectives is at the heart of our firm’s core values and we recognise the importance of fostering an inclusive environment that allows everyone to reach their full potential. This is a key feature of our Global Code of Conduct, which places diversity and inclusion at the centre of our firm’s ways of working.
We believe that transparency is key in driving change within our firm and welcome the UK Government’s Gender Pay Gap Regulations. You can view our Pay Gap Report 2021 here.
Further information can be found in our Diversity and Inclusion report and our London Office Diversity Statistics 2021. Both of these can be viewed by using the download buttons below. You can also read our pay gap reports for 2020 and 2019.
Recent Diversity and Inclusion News
At Watson Farley & Williams you will find women in a number of key leadership roles, many of whom have received high profile recognition for their work.
With 1 in 4 of us being affected by mental health issues at some point in our lives, being open and honest about our experiences is an important part of ending the stigma that can sometimes be associated with mental health in the workplace.
Respect for different backgrounds and perspectives is at the heart of the firm’s core values and we recognise the importance of fostering an inclusive environment that allows everyone to reach their full potential.