Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

At DAC Beachcroft we strive for excellence in our fields of expertise which means not only providing a first-class service to our clients but also nurturing a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities within which we live and work.

Being a truly diverse and inclusive organisation is not just about treating people equally – it's about creating a level playing field for people from all backgrounds and cultures.

We actively do more to support and encourage people to realise their potential in an environment where they feel included and creating a genuinely inclusive culture is at the forefront of what we look for in our leaders and role models across the business.

Our aim

Our aim is to become a leader in Diversity and Inclusion for our people, our clients, our communities and the legal profession.

Our D&I principles

We value a culture which involves and includes people regardless of where they come from, how they speak or look, what disability they have, their age, gender, sexual orientation, the school or university they went to (or didn't).
We involve, hire and develop people on merit, not because they are like us.
We are continually educating ourselves, by asking for feedback and by monitoring our diversity statistics.
We encourage people to raise problems with us by publishing our policies and by taking a zero-tolerance approach to any form of harassment or discrimination.

Our Diversity Commitments

As an international law firm, with clients in a wide range of sectors and locations, we believe that diversity of perspective, background, cultural influence and experience are critical to our ability to create sustainable value.

We are committed to having more balanced leadership and to ensuring that our teams, at all levels, reflect the diverse make-up of the people in our business, our clients and our communities.

In order to support that commitment, we will:

- Collect and publish diversity data on a regular basis, including publishing an annual report on the composition of the firm's leadership groups (Boards, Executives, Partnership, Business Services leadership)
- Reduce the potential for unconscious bias through education and leadership development
- Identify and address imbalances in the composition of our teams through a focus on our talent pipeline
- Increase our levels of inclusion and understanding by listening to and learning, wherever possible, from our colleagues through means such as the firm's internal networking groups, surveys, the National Forum and 360 feedback.

D&I Group

Our Diversity & Inclusion Group is responsible to the Executive Board for setting and meeting objectives that drive D&I across our business. The group includes active involvement from our people in the work streams which flow from our objectives.

Diversity Reporting

We are committed to reporting our diversity statistics and highlighting where there is still room for improvement and measuring our results against our objectives.

See our latest diversity statistics here

See our Gender Pay Report 2018 here