Difference is our strength
Our vision is to be a leading law firm in the Asian Region and to be part of an international network. We recognise that our ability to attract, retain and develop the most outstanding people is an essential part of how we achieve and sustain this vision.
Diversity for us is not optional - it is fundamental to our business success and to creating our great place to work.
Our people need to be as diverse as our international client base so that in working closely with our clients, we deliver a service that responds to and reflects their different needs and cultures.
We define this as diversity and inclusion - an integral part of our overall business strategy and essential to shaping our culture and upholding our values. Our aim is to provide a broad, inclusive and open environment in which our people are fully supported to bring their best and pass that on to their clients.
Our diversity and inclusion agenda is driven primarily through our Executive Committee and working groups and consists of identified priority areas which include:
- advancing gender equality;
- mainstreaming flexible and agile ways of working;
- strengthening our cultural intelligence and awareness;
- increasing LGBTI inclusion through our LINK workplace network;
- addressing the impacts of bias and stereotyping; and
- creating more pathways for Indigenous inclusion.
We also have a range of programs and initiatives to support our diversity priorities including:
- our Reconciliation Action Plan which outlines our commitments to achieving higher reconciliation goals with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities
- a national Engaging Women Program to actively support the career advancement of women
- LGBTI awareness education sessions
- Working Parents’ Programs to support working mothers and fathers in managing their personal and professional priorities.
- best practice, compliance & risk management to continue our commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity and the elimination of bullying, harassment and discrimination.