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Diversity and Inclusion

UK and Africa

United Kingdom
and Africa

Providing a forum for networking and business development. Encouraging employee engagement. Widening access to the profession. Promoting wellbeing. We support our approach to diversity and inclusion through six active employee networks: Hogan Lovells Pride; 50:50 (Gender) Network; Multicultural Network; Working Families Network; Disability and Wellbeing Network; and our StepUp Network for trainees, associates, and senior associates.

UK and Africa
Specific Events and Initiatives
  • We collaborated with Aspiring Solicitors to share the story of Rachel: a proud lesbian lawyer and first generation graduate who will be starting a training contract with us in 2018 thanks to the help of Aspiring Solicitors.


  • Focused activity on the early engagement of school-age students, seeking to inspire them to consider careers in law with support and advice on how to achieve this, and reached out to all talented university students who want to pursue a career in law. Examples of initiatives include Hogan Lovells Ladder to Law, Pathways to Law, and DiversCity, (a careers fair for LGBT law students).
  • Held a week of events to mark London Pride, including sponsoring a float in the Pride in London Parade and our signature Pride Client Lunch, which featured keynote speaker Lord Michael Cashman in 2016.
  • Celebrated International Women's Day with a screening of “Rafea Solar Mama” in honour of our Barefoot college partnership and our signature “Cocktails and Conversation” event
  • Launched our Pride Network’s Different Perspectives speaker series, which celebrates diversity within the LGBT community and features talks such as “Being Muslim and Gay” and “Different Perspectives – Transgender”.
  • Provided our trainees, associates, and senior associates with the opportunity to informally network with their peer clients at StepUp’s “7 Drinks for 7 Game-changers” event, which benefitted our local office charities.
  • Held our fourth annual Wellbeing Week, a popular week which included a comedy night, relaxation sessions, lunchtime talks, walking tours, gym classes, and more, to promote wellbeing within our UK offices.
  • Held a series of events for our Working Families Network on topics such as “Supporting Children with Exams” and quarterly “New and Expectant Parent Networking Drop-ins.” Our Working Families Network also recently launched “Carer Drop-ins”.
  • Implemented a ground-breaking contextual recruitment tool that will pave the way for the promotion of social mobility in recruitment. The tool works by hardwiring social mobility metrics into the existing graduate recruitment “Applicant Tracking System,” enabling the recruitment team to take the economic background and personal circumstances of candidates into account for the first time.
  • Provided bursaries for traditionally underrepresented students, contributing up to £18,000 per student towards undergraduate fees. In addition to the financial support, we also provide the students with access to mentoring and career advice.
  • Held “Communication Skills Workshops” in partnership with a local school for students from both ethnically diverse and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to help them develop networking and communication skills and to be given the opportunity to practice these skills in a professional environment.

2016

Shortlisted for the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2016 in the Diversity Innovation category for our StepUp Network (announced in May 2016)

2015

Winner in the Best Social Mobility Program category at the 2015 Managing Partner Forum Awards

2015

Winner in the Best Diversity Initiative category at the 2015 British Legal Awards

2015

Listed as a Diversity Champion in The Lawyer UK 2015 Diversity Audit

2015

Winner in the Recruiting Talent category at the 2015 Black Solicitors Network’s Diversity Legal Awards

2015

Winner of the Engaging Women category at the 2015 Business in the Community Opportunity Now Excellence in Practice Awards

2015

Listed as a Top 10 Ethnicity Employee Network in the Economist’s Global Diversity List 2015

2015

Ranked as one of the Top 50 Employers for Women in 2015 by The Times and Opportunity Now, the workplace gender campaign from Business in the Community

2016

Ranked in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2016 Workplace Equality Index, a guide to the UK’s top LGBT friendly employers, for the sixth consecutive year

2015

Winner of the 2015 Legal Week Innovation Award for our employee wellbeing program

2015

Listed in 2015 as a Shared Parental Leave Pioneer by the charity Working Families

2015

Ranked in 2015 as a Top 30 Employer for Working Families by the charity Working Families

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