With 63% of the workforce being female, 14% over the age of 45 years, 38% from an Asian/Asian British background and 20% from other ethnic minority groups*, Duncan Lewis is a national law firm which continues to embraces its equality, diversity and inclusion.
A 2017 Equality and Diversity survey of over half of the company’s workforce also reported that 41% of those in higher positions; Director (Partner-Level) or Managerial Level at Duncan Lewis, were from ethnic minorities and 56% were female.
Duncan Lewis embraces young talent and puts an emphasis on training and development in their staff. As a result of Duncan Lewis’ commitment to assisting and supporting young people with their careers, the survey reported that 10% of the firm’s staff that took part in the survey were aged between 16 and 24 years, with 42% between the ages of 25 and 34 years. As part of our role in improving social inclusion and access to the legal profession, we offer voluntary work experience which is evidenced in our offering of 40+ work placements during 2016 and raising aspirations of young people in the local community by supporting National Citizen Service.
With 57% of the firm’s employees having attended UK state schools and with it also being the first UK law firm to achieve Investors in People Gold Standard in 2009, Duncan Lewis Solicitors’ continues to be dedicated to recruiting and retaining the most talented employees in both legal and non-legal capacities, regardless of age , gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or economic back ground.
Duncan Lewis Solicitors, a signatory to the Law Society’s Diversity & Inclusion Charter, has long been committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the practice. We are proud of the diverse range of legal services we offer and also committed to having a diverse range of workforce that reflects and best serves its clients and their communities at all levels.
The company’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is recognised across industry. Since 2015, Duncan Lewis has been shortlisted twice in the national Law Society Excellence Awards in Diversity and Inclusion and was also awarded the Law Works Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award (London Head Office). Further, Duncan Lewis was recently shortlisted in the 2016 Law Society Excellence Awards in Pro Bono matters.
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*Based on 56% of personnel completing this voluntary survey