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LGBT+ Open Day

By Herbert Smith Freehills
12 Oct 2020

We have a longstanding and market-leading commitment to LGBT+ inclusion; we’re a Stonewall Top Global Employer and our Inclusion, Respecting Identity and Sexuality (IRIS) Network is involved in a range of advocacy initiatives in support of LGBT+ rights across the world. Our IRIS Network co-founded DiversCity, a cross-firm organisation set up to encourage members of the LGBT+ community to apply to City law firms and to build confidence among these students. Each year, we take part in this event to give students the chance to talk to representatives from some of the top firms about what it’s like to be out in the city. This year, we’re participating in the Aspiring Solicitors’ Pride event, hosting our own insight day for aspiring LGBT+ lawyers and partnering with myGwork on a range of campaigns aimed at LGBT+ professionals and graduates.

According to research, as many as 50% of LGBT+ employees don’t disclose their sexuality or gender identity in their first job – and we don’t think that’s right. Here at Herbert Smith Freehills, we have an inclusive, supportive culture fostered through our IRIS Network and Ally programme. Our IRIS Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about a career in law at the firm and discover how our inclusive culture will help you and support your career. You’ll hear about the firm, the work we do and our LGBT+ initiatives, as well as meet trainees and associates who are part of our IRIS Network.

This opportunity is open to all disciplines and students in any year, as well as graduates. Click 'Apply Now' to submit your application.


Date: 12 October 2020

Application Deadline: 27 September 2020