Internal Diversity Networks:

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  • LGBT+
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Working Families
  • BAME
  • Generic
  • Disability
  • Gender
Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Solicitor, Real Estate
Ashurst’s proactive attitude to diversity continues to be one of the main factors as to why I have thoroughly enjoyed my training contract. The collegiate atmosphere and genuine acceptance of any diversity characteristic allows you to forget that you have a disability. The firm has a long history in employing people with disabilities and has the knowledge required to provide adjustments and communicate candidates’/employees’ disabilities in a discreet and effective manner. Throughout my training contract, Ashurst have been supportive of my visual impairment and have formed “disABILITY”, an employee-led network that supports those affected by disability at the firm.

Diversity at Ashurst:

Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm’s in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm’s people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and a further 1,300 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients. Ashurst’s global reach provides opportunities for our people to work in numerous jurisdictions with leading international organisations across the world.

At Ashurst you will work as part of a team of high calibre individuals operating in a high-performance environment. We are creative, innovative, agile and incisive thinkers always looking for new and better ways of doing things.

You will enjoy an inclusive culture which genuinely values the breadth of individual perspectives and contributions that we gain from having a diverse workforce. As part of a truly collaborative team working in partnership together with openness and respect across offices, geographies and specialisms, we support each other to achieve great things for our clients. We take exactly the same approach with our people: we’re interested in understanding each other, finding new and better ways to bring out each individual’s talents, and simply enjoying the interaction with other high-calibre, down-to-earth people. It’s a strong, shared culture that will enable you to apply your intellect, develop yourself and thrive as an international lawyer.

Paul Jenkins

Managing Partner

Firm Quote On Diversity:

Being the best advisor for our clients and offering our people an exceptional place to work is achieved by securing a diverse and inclusive organisation – one which offers access to the widest range of talent, achieves the greatest productivity and delivers increased innovation and engagement.