Our diverse workforce is key to our success

An inclusive workplace is one where everyone feels free to be who they are, supported and encouraged to fulfil their career potential.

Inclusion is deeply embedded in our culture and having a diverse workforce at all levels within the firm has long been an essential guiding principle for us. Our aim is to ensure that all staff can bring their full selves to work and excel in their role. To help with this, we offer support via our women, parenting and LGBTQ+ networks, mentoring programmes and talks and events throughout the year on issues relating to many aspects of diversity and inclusion.

Over the last 20 years, we have been ranked highly in the tables that chart the proportion of women and LGBTQ+ employees at the firm. We are proud that, in contrast with many of our competitors, 42% of our global partnership are female and over half of our entire senior leadership team is made up of women.

We’re not complacent about the diversity of our workforce or the challenges that individuals can face in their professional and personal lives. We treat everybody equally and we are committed to promoting and conducting an open, honest and fair culture.

To see our diversity and inclusion statistics for 2019 please click here.


Support for you

We aim to provide information and resources that may assist you in dealing with LGBTQ+ issues at work and help you with personal relationships.

Our LGBTQ+ network group

Withers has an LGBTQ+ and allies network group spanning the US, Europe and Asia. The group is a key part of the firms commitment to diversity and creating an inclusive culture for all.

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By living our values we continue to recruit, develop and retain a broad range of talented lawyers and support staff and commit to creating an inclusive workplace for everybody. In my role as Chairman of Withers I am proud to champion the Diversity Committee and support its work at the highest levels of our Firm and will continue to promote initiatives across all diversity strands to further equality within the sector as a whole.

Ivan Sacks - US Partner and Chairman


UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting

We are proud of our record of female leadership and supporting women’s careers, including promoting flexible working practices for both men and women for over a decade.

UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting 2018

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UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting 2017

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