Simmons named Stonewall's top gay friendly law firm

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  • Surely having this Top 100 and having LGBT training makes people *less* 'gay-friendly, as it singles them out, rather than treating them just as 'people'.

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  • Well done to all the firms that made the rankings but Simmons and Mr Winterfeldt in particular as their pioneering leadership in this field will hopefully lead to other firms (or at least those with any interest in achieving equality) investing more effort to achieving the goal of making this a largely redundant issue.

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  • I remember solicitors regularly trying to access law students when I was at uni. They call it diversity; we called it sexual harassment.
    I am sure they love having LGBT trainees. As long as they went to right schools, of course. And I am sure these firms wouldn't use the stats to try and win work. Oh no sir, of course not. Just for trending. Not to win work. It would be terrible to use it as a unique selling point.

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  • How can law firms stress the value of a 'work/life balance' when at the same they want to know who you like to share your bed with?

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  • I wonder how many firms would have done better than 15th place had they had the money to pay the exhorbitant fee that Stonewall charge to participate in the survey. I am sure there are many!

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  • Hats off to Daniel. He's a terrific force for change, so well done !

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  • Anonymous | 14-Jan-2010 6:14 am

    I suggest you check your facts. Participation in the survey is free. Organisations pay to be a diversity champion and the guidance they receive in that may help to improve levels of equality and hence their ranking, but it is not a prerequisite for entry.

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  • Indeed - hat's off to Daniel.

    Might have been slightly more impressive if Simmons & Simmons had pressed for change so strongly without the arrival of a prominently gay partner, but clearly it's a great move in the right direction. Just ethnicity and social mobility now and they can legitimately claim to be an inclusive employer.

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  • I work at one of these firms. I've never been offered training and in the regional offices it certainly wouldn't go amiss!

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  • he he he. There r people that have nothing to do. Who cares about this issue? Sad times. There r more important matters.

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