Hogan Lovells

Internal Diversity Networks:

These icons refer to the respective internal networks or groups we have established, click one to view more information.

Susan Bright

Susan Bright

Global Managing Partner for Diversity & Inclusion and Responsible Business
We are committed to further embedding a culture of inclusion for our people regardless of background and personal characteristics to ensure we are fit for the future. We aim to ensure workplace equality by recruiting, retaining and advancing a diverse workforce where all our people can be themselves and feel empowered to succeed. We have worked for many years to ensure we are an equal pay employer, ensuring fair and competitive reward for equivalent work. We are strong advocates of agile working and employees taking periods of family leave with one in five women working part-time, resulting in pro-rated bonuses which influence our bonus gap. Subsequently, our partner data continues to underscore the culture and diverse range of talent we have at our firm. Women make up 29% of the UK partnership; close to our 30% target by 2020, while 41% of this year's internal partner promotions in the UK are women, and one quarter of counsel promotions. In line with our commitment to increase representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people at all levels in the firm, we are voluntarily reporting ethnicity pay gap data for the second year. We have a very strong record in recruiting BAME students through our graduate recruitment programme, recruiting 30% BAME students for training contracts in the 2018/2019 recruitment round. We are working hard to retain and promote our BAME talent and this is a particular focus of our 2020 UK diversity strategy.

Diversity at Hogan Lovells:

50:50 Network


The 50:50 network seeks to promote the advancement and retention of female talent at Hogan Lovells by providing a networking and support forum for its members, engaging with firm-wide strategy and policy development, and organising awareness raising events.

Hogan Lovells Pride and Pride+


Hogan Lovells Pride is a network for LGBT+ colleagues and straight allies. It aims to ensure Hogan Lovells is an environment that is LGBT+ friendly and inclusive, not just LGBT+ tolerant, and to make a positive contribution to the lives of LGBT+ colleagues, Hogan Lovells generally, and wider society. The network also celebrates the contribution LGBT+ people make, creates and maximises business opportunities through LGBT+ connections, and provides confidential support, information, and advice on LGBT+ issues for colleagues throughout the firm.

Hogan Lovells launched a global Pride+ network in 2017 to promote a supportive and inclusive culture for all LGBT+ colleagues globally and to visibly show support for the LGBT+ community, including in jurisdictions where the LGBT+ community still suffers from discrimination. We have nearly 1,300 global members and host local and global events throughout the year. A key part of Pride+ is encouraging support from LGBT+ allies.

Multicultural Network


The Multicultural network aims to increase the firm’s awareness and understanding of issues relating to culture, ethnicity and faith, and foster a culture of mutual respect and inclusivity by celebrating our differences. The network holds a range of events throughout the year, including our ‘Multi-stories’ speaker series and other awareness raising events.

Sian Owles

Sian Owles

Partner and Exec Sponsor of Hogan Lovells' UK Pride network

Firm Quote On Diversity:

We are delighted at our inclusion in Stonewall Top 100 Employers for the 10th consecutive year, the joint highest ranking since we began completing the Index. It is recognition of the Pride Network’s commitment to championing LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace and how the Network engages with clients and the wider community. It is important not only that our colleagues feel able to bring their whole selves to work but also that our clients see themselves represented in the lawyers and business services teams at Hogan Lovells.