At Thomson Snell & Passmore we actively encourage equality of opportunity and promote respect for diversity and inclusivity in our relationship with our employees, clients and others.
We are committed to creating a culture where all our people can thrive and reach their full potential. We recognise the benefit of having a range of perspectives and know that our shared knowledge and experiences enable us to best represent and act for our clients.
The firm is a signatory to the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter. The Charter is a public commitment by providers of legal services to develop and implement best practice in equality, diversity and inclusion.
Everyone at the firm receives diversity and inclusion training to increase awareness and to reinforce the firm’s commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive working environment where bullying, harassment and discrimination are not tolerated.
We encourage all our people to let us know if there are adjustments that can we can provide to help them be more efficient and productive at work, to ensure that any barriers are removed and reasonable adjustments made for those who need additional support.
The firm is a member of LeGal BesT, a LGBTQ+ network for law firms who believe that they can achieve more together.
Diversity data is collected on a biennial basis, to enable us to understand the diversity make-up of the firm’s workforce and identify any trends or action required. Everyone is given the opportunity to self-classify against a range of diversity characteristics. A summary of the firm’s workforce diversity data for 2023 is summarised below. The results reflect a staff response rate of 76%.
The firm also gathers but does not publish, information in relation to disability, religion, sexual orientation, social mobility and caring responsibilities.
Staff ethnic breakdown as a percentage of all staff with the roles reduced to five main categories and the ethnicity categories reported at the highest level
Partners: Black, Asian & minority ethnic 0%, White 100%
Solicitors: Black, Asian & minority ethnic 8%, White 92%
Other fee earners: Black, Asian & minority ethnic 11%, White 89%
Legal Support: Black, Asian & minority ethnic 0%, White 100%
Business Services: Black, Asian & minority ethnic 10%, White 90%
Breakdown by sex as a percentage of all staff with the roles reduced to five categories
Partners:40% male, 60% female
Solicitors: 37% male, 63% female
Other fee earners: 14% male, 86% female
Legal Support: 4% male, 96% female
Business Services: 29% male, 71% female