We’re incredibly proud of our people and their creativity. At Bates Wells, everyone is encouraged to develop, innovate and participate in activities to promote a truly equal, diverse and inclusive environment. Our Diversity & Inclusion Forum (DIF), led by two partners, brings together the elements which make for a diverse and inclusive culture.

DIF acts as an umbrella for our creative groups and networks to flourish. Our groups and networks are led by ambassadors who play a key role in fostering that enthusiasm and creativity. They create a comprehensive DIF strategy which sets out our key objectives and actions for the future.

Each of our DIF groups and networks are a true cross-section of the firm, across all practice areas and business support roles, with initiatives dreamt up by members, whoever they may be and no matter how junior, to make the world a better place. The activities of our groups and networks are interwoven into the firm, across our governance, strategy, policies and support tools, to achieve a coordinated approach across our inclusion themes.

You can find out more about some of our key DIF initiatives on the right.