Diversity and inclusion

Equality and diversity is about more than a policy. It is about living and breathing our values and ensuring that our commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and social mobility is at the heart of the way we work, the employers we are and the services we buy.

It is central to our values that our teams reflect the diverse community around us and that everyone at Sharpe Pritchard can be themselves and bring their authentic selves to work. We know that ensuring diversity and inclusion is not just the right thing to do, it yields a wider range of skills, broader experience and perspectives which in turn leads to more innovation, problem solving, strategic development and higher engagement.

We are proud that the firm has a long history of gender equality at every level in the firm and that we buck the trend within professional services in having achieved gender balance in partnership for a number of years but we want to do even better. Achieving true equality, diversity and inclusion is a core aim at Sharpe Pritchard and we very much welcome applications from all sections of our diverse community, irrespective of race or racial group, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, religion or belief, age or disability.

We have a number of equality and diversity initiatives including:

We embrace flexible working and a flexi time policy so that whatever life looks like, our people can work as they need to.
Family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, paternity and parental pay.
A work force that reflects our community
We are a signatory to the Law Society’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter, as part of which we monitor and report on our diversity data.
All staff have mandatory annual equality and diversity and unconscious bias training.
Our commitment to E&D is enshrined in our business strategy.
EDI Forum with staff representation across the firm, promoting an inclusive culture and sharing experience and learning
Key partnerships to promote social mobility
We are proud to have adopted The Halo Code

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The Halo Code

Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.

We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.

In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employee’s ability to succeed.

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