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Browne Jacobson LLP

MOWBRAY HOUSE, CASTLE MEADOW ROAD, NOTTINGHAM, NG2 1BJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 976 6000
Fax:
Fax 0115 947 5246
DX:
718130 NOTTINGHAM-27
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com

Diversity

As a firm, our ambition is create a sustainable business which is a truly great place to work.  We want the best for our people, our clients and our communities. The way we work is as important as what we do and we invest in our people to deliver exceptional client service.  Teamwork is really important in the way we operate but we  also recognise the need to develop each individual’s own strengths - we know one size doesn’t fit all. Every one of us is accountable for delivering the full potential of ourselves and our business.  But in order to do this, we are working very hard to ensure we have a level playing field for all our people, capitalising on our current diversity and encouraging diverse talent to want to work with us in the future.

‘Diversity’ can be interpreted in different ways but at Browne Jacobson, it’s creating and maintaining a positive environment where all our people are, and feel, valued for who they are.  We know that a culture of inclusion makes this a great place to work for our people and a great place to do business with for our clients.  We are committed to diverse talent. We aim to be inclusive and need all our people to contribute.

We know that, like much of the legal sector, we need to continuously work at this so we are striving for a more diverse and inclusive business.  We have set ourselves five targets to deliver our ambition:

  • to set goals and frequently measure progress against them
  • to have full transparency of opportunities, decision making criteria and processes
  • to tackle any bias which may be present
  • to continue to build flexibility into our ways of working
  • to provide support to increase confidence.  

We take our commitment as a signatory to the Law Society’s charter on equality and diversity, and our

Lexcel and IiP accreditations seriously. For us its more than just paying lip service to these endorsements – we are determined to live the spirit as well as the letter of these standards.

Corporate Sustainability

Our approach to corporate sustainability reflects our attitude to inclusion. Our vision is ‘to support the development of thriving local communities and economies’ and much of our work is embedded in social mobility and inclusion.  At Browne Jacobson we have a long tradition of giving back to our local communities – we believe it’s an important part of our business activity and creating a legacy is a key part of our philosophy.  We are in it for the long term.

We want to support our people in their efforts to do that through recognising their work and embedding charitable contributions as a key part of our culture. Our focus is very much on small charities in the local communities served by our offices.  We believe we can make the biggest contribution by making a positive difference to those local communities in which we are located. We aim to partner with the charities and good causes we work with so that we can understand their needs and support them in the most effective way, be that fundraising, pro bono or ‘in kind’ provision such as mentoring, collections, active volunteering or skills-based support.

Our partnering takes place at two levels – our offices have their own charities with which they work and there are firm-wide initiatives sponsoring organisations which are actively involved in the areas we are passionate about such as literacy, education and community engagement.

For us, corporate sustainability is a win-win – it’s the right thing to do ethically, it plays to our values, it engages our people and it makes great business sense too!

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