International law firm DAC Beachcroft (DACB) has announced that it has joined ‘Noticed’, the UK’s first inter-firm diversity network aimed at promoting opportunities to “integrate, celebrate and educate on diversity” across the legal sector.
DACB is one of 22 member firms which have joined to “provide opportunities to individuals to interact on a social and professional level”.
The network also focuses on “celebrating successes and bringing people together” to discuss issues on culture and initiate action for change.
Noticed is supported by The Law Society of England and Wales, and Race for Opportunity. The network has also been appointed as a member of The Law Society’s Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division.
Additionally, DACB has its own internal network called ‘Access’ which the firm said aims to “promote diversity within the firm” and “support the increased representation” of BAME colleagues.
DACD said Access, along with the firm’s other networks and its work with the Social Mobility Foundation and Aspiring Solicitors, “supports DACB’s commitment to being an inclusive business, reflecting the diverse communities in which it works, and aiming to be a place where people from all backgrounds can achieve their full potential”.
Sue Jenkins, DACB’s talent partner, said: “We are very pleased to join like minded firms in promoting diversity across the legal sector.
“At DACB our purpose is to help our colleagues and our clients succeed, creating sustainable value. One of the ways we do this is by striving to eradicate obstacles, actual or perceived, that exist to equality of opportunity.”
She added: “To attract the best talent, foster innovation and meet the needs of our clients, we must seek out and include a plethora of voices, views and experiences. Our involvement in networks like Noticed is yet another way we can help break down barriers.”