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Clifford Chance


Inclusion & diversity

We recognise and cherish the values and heritages of the people who make up our firm.

For so many of our people those values and heritages are connected to their faith. Across the firm we strive to celebrate the many faiths that are followed by our people.




Muslim colleagues from across Clifford Chance share their thoughts, experiences and memorable moments across Ramadan. Watch our colleagues, along with their families and the wider community taking part in Ramadan practices in our 2023 Ramadan Video Diary.



Many of our colleagues around the world donate to and volunteer with local charities to mark Christmas and the New Year.



To celebrate Hanukkah, we hosted a fantastic celebration with some of our colleagues and clients at the Tower of London. Thanks to everyone who joined us!



UK & India

The spirit of Diwali is how light conquers darkness, how love conquers hate, how compassion conquers selfishness, how forgiveness and humility conquer arrogance and how selfless sharing gives deep fulfilment in our life.

We hosted a Diwali celebration in our London office where our colleagues participated in a vibrant and festive evening of 'Mantra' meditation by Kirtan London, a 'Kathak' dance performance, and keynote speeches on the core principles of Diwali and sustainability and balance by Jai Nitai Das and Sita Ram. Our colleagues in India also enjoyed celebrations in the office.



We were pleased to welcome back our clients and community for Eid On The Wharf 2022 at our London offices recently.

Alongside celebrating the Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Adha, the event focussed on the key themes of: Excellence, Inspiration and Diversity. It was a pleasure to host the event with our event partner Emerald Network and community partner Hussain Foundation. It was an evening filled with remembrance, charity and celebration with food, calligraphy stations and art displays. It was a pleasure to hear keynote speeches from many inspirational figures including Sultana Tafadar QC (who recently became the first hijab-wearing criminal QC), and our Global Head of Inclusion Tiernan Brady.

Faith & sexuality


We hosted a lunch and learn in our London office on the intersections between faith and sexuality, how our communities can work closely to support each other and LGBT+ people of faith more generally, and some of the organisations already working in this space. We were joined virtually by our Newcastle office who held a screening of the event with around 40 attendees, members of our Clifford Chance faith networks and leaders of the Canary Wharf Multifaith Chaplaincy.
Many thanks to Reverend Fiona Thomas (Open Table Network), Matt Mahmood-Ogston (Naz and Matt Foundation), Faz Bukhari (Albert Kennedy Trust), and Dalia Fleming (KeshetUK) for sharing your stories with us; and our own Ikki Shafiq for chairing the fantastic discussion!

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