The UK Diversity Legal Awards are the only industry awards that focus solely on recognising, promoting and celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion across the legal profession.
Sakil Suleman, partner and head of the firm’s UK Diversity Committee, commented: “I am delighted that Reed Smith has been shortlisted for this award. Diversity and inclusion is at the front and centre of our organisation and so important to our ability to provide a first-rate service to our clients. We put a lot of emphasis on recruiting from a diverse talent pool and recognising individuals by their strengths and abilities rather than solely on qualifications. I’m delighted to see that these efforts have been recognised in this way.”
The judges noted that Reed Smith works passionately toward achieving greater diversity by not filtering applicants solely on A-level grades; instead, emphasis is placed on a candidate’s strengths and enthusiasm and on demonstrating the firm’s key competencies.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Wednesday 21 November 2018.