Roger Bull, managing partner of Burges Salmon

LAW firm Burges Salmon have been recognised for its efforts in working towards gender equality.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women is the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established listing of employers striving for gender equality in the workplace.

Run by Business in the Community (BITC) – the business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business founded by HRH The Prince of Wales – the list assesses applicants on a range of areas, including their approach to recruitment, family-friendly policies and how they have championed gender equality in the context of the pandemic.

Roger Bull, Burges Salmon’s managing partner, said: “Diversity and inclusion are of paramount importance to our firm-wide strategy and in 2020 we established our Gender Action Plan which was developed following consultation with our people and is being driven by our senior leadership team.

“This underpins our commitment to ensuring our female colleagues can see demonstrable evidence of a clear route to senior roles within the business, equality in terms of pay and recognition, and a strong support network within the firm to help facilitate this.”

Charlotte Woodworth, Business in the Community gender equality director, said: “This year’s application process for The Times Top 50 Employers for Women was the most competitive one we have seen in five years.

“Employers like Burges Salmon haven’t forgotten women at work and they are committed to making gender inequality a thing of the past.”