Charles Russell Speechlys

Internal Diversity Networks:

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Meenakkhi Bhattacharyya

Meenakkhi Bhattacharyya

Trainee Solicitor
The firm prides itself on its engagement with diversity and there is a genuine atmosphere of inclusivity, which actively engages the workforce and helps us further our understanding of ‘Diversity and Inclusion’. A variety of committees, focusing, in particular, on gender equality, LGBTQ+ rights, disability, mental health and religion, belief and ethnicity and the firm’s commitment to social mobility programmes further reinforces the commitment to widening access. Participation from all levels of the firm in each of these initiatives results in a firm-wide ethos of inclusion and helps create a space where everyone feels welcome. There is a real appetite for making sure everyone feels seen and heard, as seen recently in the response to global issues and events, with inclusion labs and action groups being set up to respond to the challenges society faces and determine how an international law firm can help. As a trainee you are considered just as much a part of the firm as any employee, and all are encouraged to develop initiatives we feel passionate about. Whether it be events celebrating religious festivals or a firm wide focus on mental health awareness, there is a drive to both celebrate and cultivate diversity.

Julia Dalton

D&I Manager

Firm Quote On Diversity:

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is at the heart of our business; it is a key element of the Firm’s new business strategy and is driven from the top.

We have a number of firm initiatives in place and have recently formed two new Leadership Groups to help drive this strategy forward.  Our commitment is not only to improving our diversity; equal importance is placed on continuing to ensure we offer an inclusive work environment where everyone feels able to be bring their true self to the workplace and where everyone feels they are supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.  Our active and engaged D&I Committees play an important role in supporting the Firm’s D&I strategy.