The legal sector takes quite a knocking when it comes to diversity and gender equality. So Stonewall's annual report of LGB friendly firms will provide some welcome reading.
12 firms make the list, with two in the top 10. However, it is just the large firms on the list. Does this mean there is still more to do?
A total of 12 firms, including new entrants Clifford Chance, Dentons, DWF and Reed Smith, feature in equality charity Stonewall’s annual top 100 gay-friendly employers’ list. Clifford Chance is the highest new entry on the list, breaking straight into the top 10. Pinsent Masons is this year’s top-ranked law firm in fifth, up from joint ninth last year. This year’s results mark the best-ever showing for the legal sector in the list, which recognises the best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) staff. In 2014 and 2015 10 firms made the top 100.