Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans inclusion

LGBT mentoring scheme

Alongside Stonewall and The Law Society, we are supporting a scheme where law firms have the opportunity to receive free mentoring on developing their approaches to LGBT inclusivity. Employees at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner led the initiative as part of its continued drive for an LGBT inclusive workplace.

The scheme offers mentoring to small and medium sized law firms in England and Wales, sharing best practice and providing guidance about creating an LGBT friendly workplace. Those who have signed up are being supported in attracting the best staff, as well as other business benefits such increased networking opportunities

The mentors, all of who are top performing law firms in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, are providing participating firms with an average of two hours free support and guidance every month.

The mentor firms are:

  1. Baker McKenzie
  2. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  3. Clifford Chance
  4. CMS
  5. Dentons
  6. DWF
  7. Herbert Smith Freehills
  8. Hogan Lovells
  9. Pinsent Masons
  10. Norton Rose Fulbright
  11. Travers Smith

Trans inclusion

Guidance

Read our guidance for law firms on creating a trans inclusive workplace.

Case studies

Read how some firms are supporting and promoting trans inclusion and why it is important to support your staff.

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Watch our videos about trans inclusion

Why trans inclusion is important

Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs

Why firms should be trans inclusive

Daniel Winterfeldt, Chair of InterLaw Diversity Forum | Terry and Bernard Reed, Trustees of the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) | Rachel Reese, Director, Global Butterflies

Find out what three firms are doing to promote trans inclusion

Sophie Breuil and Alex Vowinckel at CMS | Baches Solicitors, Leighton Paisner and Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Practical tips to help promote a trans-positive workplace at your firm

Rachel Reese, Director, Global Butterflies and Daniel Winterfeldt, Chair of InterLaw Diversity Forum

Get involved

Join our reference group, Diversity Matters and help us to think about how we can progress on equality, diversity and inclusion in law firms.

Email us if you want to share your experience of introducing a trans inclusive workplace.