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Inclusion & diversity

To be the global law firm of choice we believe the rich variety of ethnicity, culture and heritage across the globe needs to be reflected in our firm.

We believe that inclusion and diversity are core values. We see these issues as a matter of fairness and justice and therefore as a core value of both Clifford Chance and the law. We know that the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and that people flourish in an environment where they are supported in expanding their careers.

Our current and future success is dependent upon us continuing to build and nurture deeper roots in the communities in which we operate which means diversity is also an economic imperative for Clifford Chance. A diversity of life experiences, cultures, backgrounds and histories allows us to build better teams which can provide the most innovative advice and solutions for our clients. It is the richness of our different cultures and histories that walk through the doors of our offices, on every continent every day, that is the essential ingredient to our global success.  


Cultural diversity, gender equality and inclusion in the workplace

Hong Kong

The Association of Corporate Counsel Hong Kong, in collaboration with Clifford Chance, hosted a panel on the significance of cultural diversity, gender equality and inclusion at the workplace for its members.

Our speakers were Dr. Laura McHale, managing director and leadership psychologist at Conduit Consultants Limited; Charlotte Leung, Partner; and Puja Kapai, associate professor at the Faculty of Law and convenor of the Women’s Studies Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong. Dauwood Malik, Office Managing Partner for Hong Kong, acted as moderator for the session.

UK Black History Month


In collaboration with Citi's Legal D&I Forum and London Black Heritage Network, our UK Race, Equality and Celebrating Heritage (REACH) network hosted an evening on in conversation with critically acclaimed author, journalist and TV presenter Candice Brathwaite. We discussed Candice's experiences, her podcasts, contribution to fashion and her first novel, Cuts Both Ways – a sharp and funny young adult love story that explores themes of race, class, and the complexities of growing up as a Black British teen.

Galvanising toward achieving reconciliation


We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation. Our Global Director of Inclusion Tiernan Brady spoke to Teela Reid, exploring her experience with the campaign for a First Nations Voice to Parliament in light of the 2023 Australian Indigenous Voice referendum. Teela Reid is a proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, lawyer, essayist, storyteller and co-founder of Blackfulla Bookclub, a platform that honours First Nation’s Ancestors as the original Storytellers.

See yourself at Clifford Chance


When Zoya Afridi looked into the mirror, she just saw an attorney in her third year.

Then we showed her who we see.

Zoya is not only a lawyer, but also a singer, a member of Clifford Chance's Asian American Pacific Islander Affinity Group, and someone who will put all her time and energy into bringing people together. Watch as Zoya reflect on her experience at Clifford Chance and realize her impact on colleagues and the firm.

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Race Equality Awareness Week


Clifford Chance is proud to be signatory to the Halo Code in the UK to protect Black colleagues who come to work with natural and protective Afro hairstyles.

To celebrate Race Equality Week some of our colleagues shared their experiences in the workplace and why it's important to protect and celebrate Black hair and hairstyles.

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Clifford Chance Scholarship for Diverse Students in Europe

Continental Europe

We are proud to champion the Scholarship for Diverse Students in Europe as part of our REACH (Race Equality And Celebrating Heritage) diversity and inclusion initiative.

The Clifford Chance Scholarship for Diverse Students in Europe aims at improving social mobility within the legal sector, and ensuring that our workforce better represents the social and economic diversity across Continental Europe and increase inclusion in our law firm and in the legal sector in general. Hear more about Héloïse Tan one of our 2022 recipients.


Across our global network we have a range of committees focusing on ethnicity, culture, race and heritage that reflect the wide variety of people who make up our firm. These include the REACH (Race Equality and Celebrating Heritage) network; and the Black and Latino Committee, and the Asian and Pacific Islanders Committee in the US.

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