Diversity and equality

Diversity & Equality

Our approach is centred on two key facets:

The belief that when people can truly be themselves at work, they will perform at the highest levels,

Diversity has as many different facets as there are people, and must never be seen as simply an “initiative”.

The firms’ history means that whilst we are continually building and deepening our activity, we have, and will continue to, focus on bringing openness in all our business activities so it is simply “how we do things around here”.  The commitment to achieving this is unrelenting and a priority.

We’re building our firm to be made up of a diverse team of individuals which reflects the modern working world and our clients. Recognising that inspiration often comes from others, we’re delighted to be legal partners to Commonwealth Games England (CGE).  CGE is a multi-sport, para and able bodied, wholly inclusive and encompassing ages from teenage to 70. Working with CGE epitomises our belief that a diverse team, with no barriers can achieve true excellence.

Shakespeare Martineau diversity statistics

We, along with all companies with more than 250 employees, are required to report our gender pay gap by 4 April 2018. We are, and always have been, committed to creating a culture where everyone has access to equal opportunities for fulfilment and progress, and fair reward. We recognise that our people will always be the reason for our success and we believe that this kind of reporting makes businesses accountable for their actions and we will always be in favour of promoting transparency within the industry. The figures within our report have been calculated using the standard methodologies as set out in the regulations based on data as of 5 April 2017.

Shakespeare Martineau gender pay gap report


"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau