Top UK firms consider setting ethnic diversity targets for the first time

Eversheds Sutherland, BLP, Clydes and Ashurst among those considering implementing targets to boost BAME representation

A host of leading UK law firms are weighing up introducing ethnic diversity targets for the first time, as addressing the dearth of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) lawyers rises up the agenda.

Seven of the UK’s 20 largest firms by revenue are actively considering ushering in targets: Eversheds Sutherland, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Ashurst, Gowling WLG, Pinsent Masons, CMS and Clyde & Co.

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