Addleshaw Goddard has been named as a leader on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2016
The unranked alphabetical list is published in partnership with Business in the Community, the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, as part of the charity’s Responsible Business Week.
The inclusion in the list reflects Addleshaw Goddard's commitment to workplace equality. Having met its previous target, the firm has recently launched a new target for female partners of 30%, to achieve by 2019. Currently, 25% of the partnership are female, as are 2 of the 4 Divisional Managing Partners. In terms of lawyers, approximately 50% of them are female. Addleshaw Goddard's commitment is further outlined by its investment in an annual female development programme, truly flexible shared parental leave package which mirrors the enhanced pay offered to maternity leavers and its support of a wide range of agile working arrangements, from term-time working to home working to reduced hours, with around 70% of workers reporting working flexibly, regularly or from time to time. In the last year Addleshaw Goddard has also introduced an innovative new programme supporting women who have been out of the legal profession for an extended period and are looking to re-enter.