Addleshaw Goddard highlights commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusiveness in the legal profession

Addleshaw Goddard is the latest legal firm to sign up as a member to The Glass Charter – which aims to promote and develop LGBTQ+ inclusiveness within the Scottish legal profession.

Launched in 2019 by The Glass Network Committee, of which Addleshaw Goddard’s Laurie Anderson is a member, the charter sets out a framework of principles and guidance to aid firms large and small to achieve LGBTQ+ inclusiveness in the legal profession and support the wider LGBTQ+ community.

Open AG, the team within Addleshaw Goddard that works to raise awareness of sexual orientation equality in the workplace, has pledged to promote inclusive recruitment and take action in Scotland in the LGBTQ+ community over the next 18 months.

Ross McKenzie, diversity and inclusion partner for the firm and based in Aberdeen, said: “Promoting inclusive recruitment and supporting initiatives that develop networks across the legal community and businesses, including our client base, will help make Scotland a much more diverse place to live and work.

“The Glass Charter gives us aims to focus our efforts on in the next year and we are excited to see what our network can do.”

Although principally focussed in Scotland, the firm’s Open AG network plan to roll out all initiatives and activities firm-wide as a priority.

Share icon
Share this article: