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Linklaters monitors diversity in graduate trainee intake

Published: Monday, 20 December 2010   Category: Diversity Jobs

Linklaters is the UK's most diverse firm this year, according to new research by the Black Solicitors Network.

The organisation's annual Diversity League Table is reported in the Lawyer and features Linklaters in first place, followed by Baker & McKenzie and Norton Rose.

Simon Davies, Linklaters' managing partner, said that the firm aims to create a working environment "in which individual differences are respected and valued and colleagues support and encourage one another to excel".

He told the Lawyer: "The Black Solicitors Network encourages the legal community to share best practice and the Diversity League Table provides a helpful opportunity to gauge our progress."

Linklaters now monitors the social background of those applying for its graduate vacancies, as well as the sexuality and faith of its workers.

It is also working with gay charity Stonewall to improve its recruitment, retention and promotion of LGB employees.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer recently revealed that 25 per cent of its London trainees starting in February and August 2011 will come from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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