At Blake Morgan, our aim is to make a difference for our clients, our people and our communities. We work to ensure that we recognise, support and promote the wide-ranging talents we have within our business, through ensuring that our environment is one that listens, and one where everyone can reach their fullest potential. Our job is to remove barriers to success, and create a platform that enables our people and their talents to drive forward the success of our firm.
That’s why we pledge to:
Contribute to a working environment that is without discrimination, accessible, comfortable, healthy, well maintained, welcoming, and free of harassment, victimisation and bullying.
Demonstrate and share a commitment to valuing equality and diversity, and develop attitudes and behaviours that support this.
Challenge what is considered to be unacceptable behaviour, be pro-active with regard to diversity, and take personal responsibility to promote good practice and create change.
Identify individual and firm-wide learning and development needs on equality, diversity and inclusion issues continuously, and undertake relevant training to maintain and improve knowledge and contribute to the learning and development of others.
Consider what may be offensive to others.
Recognise that it is unacceptable to withhold information and knowledge necessary to allow others to undertake their duties.
The Inclusive Top 50 Employers is a definitive list of organisations who evidence their commitment to inclusion in areas such as recruitment, learning and development, and community activities across all nine protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010. In 2017, we ranked at number 48. In 2018, we climbed to number 37.
PRIME was established by the legal profession as a commitment to providing fair access to quality work experience. We are a founding member of PRIME and one of many firms who continue to offer annual work placements for students from low-income families.
We currently run two PRIME weeks each year: one on the South Coast and one in London.
Founded in 1989, Stonewall works with and on behalf of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans community to:
– empower individuals
– transform organisations
– change hearts and minds; and
– change laws.
We partnered with Stonewall three years ago and participate in their annual Workplace Equality Index. In 2019, we climbed 162 places to number 181 and ranked in the top 25 law firms.
We believe that we all have a part to play in maintaining the inclusive and supportive culture that we are known for and which will ultimately help us all to be successful. We encourage participation in our firm-wide EDI activities and our network groups.