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Inclusion<br />


In our firm, with our clients and in the world

At Clifford Chance we see inclusion as a core value of the firm and also of the law.

We understand that diversity and inclusion are good for our staff and their families, our firm and our clients, and society. We believe that to help achieve these values we have to be champions of, and campaigners for them across our firm, with our clients, and in the world.

We see inclusion as an intrinsic value of our firm. It is a matter of justice. It is also a core part of our identity. Our history as a firm has been anchored in innovative and diverse cultures and approaches which have both disrupted traditional attitudes and set global standards.

Our inclusion & diversity strategy

In our firm

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm.

We recognise that a true diversity of talent and experience is an essential ingredient in our success. To be the global law firm of choice in this area we need to be the leaders in this area.

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With our clients

Our combined expertise around risk, employment, change strategy and pro bono provides our clients with world class strategic advice on inclusion.

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In the world

Our goal is to use our expertise to help realise our values on inclusion across society. We believe that for our values to be real we must be prepared to use our skills to champion and deliver them.

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Progress highlights in FY22/23

Responsible Business reporting

Future Focus 

In FY23, our firm continued to focus on helping our clients navigate a complex legal and regulatory landscape and on advancing our own responsible business strategy. We did this with an eye towards the future, concentrating on areas critical to our sustainability and the challenges and opportunities we know our clients will face in the future.

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Achieving Mansfield Rule certification in US and UK

Clifford Chance has achieved Mansfield Rule certification in the United States for the seventh year running, and in the United Kingdom for the second consecutive year.

The Mansfield Rule is a 12-month certification process that measures whether law firms have considered at least 30% women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitch opportunities, and senior lateral positions.

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Raising awareness through storytelling

Our Enable: My Lived Experience series features people across Clifford Chance talking about their experiences of visible and non-visible disabilities and what it means for them in their day-to-day role. Changing perceptions and educating people about how our working needs may vary and raising awareness through storytelling is central to our strategy. Dana Meijler, Senior Best Delivery Advisor and the Enable champion in our Amsterdam office, has been involved from the beginning, and volunteered to share her experience of living with her autistic daughter.

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Supporting the General Counsel for Diversity & Inclusion

GCD&I draws together leading General Counsel to promote inclusion and diversity. With more than 130 signatories from across the business spectrum, GCD&I has developed a series of consistent metrics designed to measure and report on diversity. The next steps include driving their adoption, thereby enabling in-house and law firm legal teams to be more representative.

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Our insights

The latest points of view from our people on our responsible business activities

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