Hogan Lovells Ranks in Stonewall Top 50

LONDON, 17 January 2013 - Hogan Lovells has been ranked 40th in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2013 Workplace Equality Index, published today, 17 January. This marks the third consecutive year that Hogan Lovells has entered the Top 100 list, and the second time it has reached the top 50.

This year 35 legal employers submitted entries to the index, with eight law firms ranking in the Top 100 list. The ranking makes Hogan Lovells the fifth highest ranked law firm. 

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index benchmarks the progress made by UK organizations on lesbian, gay and bisexual equality within the workplace. The index measures progress on policy and practice, employee engagement, employee development and support, monitoring, community engagement, the number of openly gay, lesbian or bisexual employees at senior levels within the organization, and the results from a staff feedback survey.

Being a diverse and inclusive place to work is at the core of Hogan Lovells' vision and values. An LGBT network has been in place since October 2007 and was renamed as Hogan Lovells Pride in 2012 in response to the evolution of LGBT rights both in society and in the workplace in recent years. The network promotes inclusivity and awareness, both internally and externally.

James McDonald, partner and Co-Chair of Hogan Lovells' London network, said:

"We are thrilled not only to have received this recognition from Stonewall for the third time for our commitment to LGBT employees, but to this year rank in the top 50.  We established an LGBT network in the London office in 2007 and since then the network has gone from strength to strength, culminating in its renaming last year.  With the considerable support of others within the firm, the network continues to make a significant contribution to Hogan Lovells' commitment to progressing equality initiatives as part of our strategy to create and maintain an inclusive working environment for our people".

Ruth Grant, partner and Co-Chair of Hogan Lovells Diversity Committee and Chair of the London Diversity Committee, commented:

"Ranking in the top 50 is a fantastic result that reflects the continued focus we have placed at Hogan Lovells on encouraging and maintaining a diverse workforce that is both inclusive and welcoming, and a great start to 2013".

Hogan Lovells has a comprehensive strategy to enhance diversity and ensure an inclusive working environment, which means commitment to:

  • recruit, nurture, develop and advance the most talented law students, graduates, lawyers and support personnel
  • engage all members of Hogan Lovells with its diversity agenda and integrate diversity and inclusiveness into all activities
  • ensure workplace policies and processes are inclusive and designed to promote a high-performance culture that values individual contribution, teamwork, innovation and productivity.

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