Diversity and inclusion

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Hempsons is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting diversity and inclusion 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.

View our diversity statistics

2023 Gender Pay Report

Our people

Hempsons 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 race, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity/ paternity, disability, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation or marriage or civil partnership as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

All potential candidates for employment within the firm are provided with an optional Equality and Diversity Survey upon application on our website. New recruits are given a copy of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy and are also provided with an optional, anonymous Diversity Questionnaire prior to their start date. All staff undertake Diversity and Inclusion 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 a Diversity and Inclusion Committee which meets regularly to consider and develop the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion 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.

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 offices have wheelchair access and hearing loops are fitted in the meeting room.

Clients are asked for their dietary requirements before attending seminars.

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

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