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Positive steps towards LGBT legal equality

15th January 2014

ten firms make the Stonewall Top 100 Employers list for 2014Following positive figures in terms of the number of law firms making it into the LGBT charity Stonewall’s 2014 Top 100 Employers list, the level of equality found in the sector’s recruitment practices looks like it is on the rise. 

A total of 10 law firms have made it onto this year’s list, which is up from last year’s figure of eight and from the seven practices that were included in 2012. It is hoped that this development will help to spread gender and sexual preference equality across the entire industry, including permanent lawyer jobs, judicial positions and locum solicitor jobs in London.

According to this recent article, Simmons & Simmons came in at the top of the list of law firms mentioned in the rankings, being placed at eighth overall, with Baker & McKenzie in 19th and CMS Cameron McKenna and Herbert Smith Freehills at joint 30th.

This represents another step forward for the legal sector’s growing diversity, especially when it is considered that just five years ago no firms made the Stonewall Top 100 Employers list at all.

 

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