Equality and Diversity

Our Commitment to Equality & Diversity

Hempsons is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting Equality and Diversity in its own policies and procedures.  This applies to the firm’s dealings with employees, partners, clients and other third parties.

The firm has adopted the Law Society’s guidelines on Anti Discrimination measures.

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Our People

The firm is committed to ensuring that candidates for employment and all members of staff are treated fairly, with dignity and respect and are afforded equality of opportunity with regard to employment, training and development regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital status, age, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  All candidates for employment within the firm are provided with an equal opportunities monitoring form at interview. New recruits are given a copy of the Equal Opportunities policy.  All staff undertake Equality & Diversity Training annually.

  •  The firm has a grievance policy to assist any member of staff who feels that he/she may have been directly or indirectly  discriminated against.
  •  The firm has an Equality & Diversity Committee which meets regularly to consider and develop the firm’s Equality and Diversity policies and procedures.

Our Initiatives

Signatory to the Law Society Diversity & Inclusion Charter

The Charter encourages law firms to develop and implement best practices in equality, diversity and inclusion.  More information on the Charter can be found here 

Two Ticks Symbol

The ‘two ticks’ positive about disability symbol is awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who have made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.  More information can be found here

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Diversity Champions Programme

The firm is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions Programme, further details can be found here

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Pathways to Law

Hempsons works in partnership  with the Pathways to Law programme which encourages students from non traditional law backgrounds to consider a career in the law.  Further details can be found here

Our Clients

Hempsons has a list of accredited interpreters to assist clients whose first language is not English.  Further information is available from reception at each of our offices.