Beauchamps are delighted to pledge their commitment to the Law Society’s Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (GEDI) Charter. By signing the GEDI Charter, Beauchamps agrees to treat all individuals and groups of individuals fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, in areas of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, race, class, disability or membership of the Traveller Community.
As a signatory to the GEDI charter we commit to:
- Recognise the individual needs of those we employ and support them to develop to their full potential
- Ensure equal access to opportunities for those we employ
- Ensure our policies, procedures and processes promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion
- Carry out our work without bias, in a respectful and non-discriminatory manner
- Build awareness and understanding of the benefits of promoting gender equality, diversity, and inclusion
- Assign responsibility for meeting the Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter commitments to a named senior partner or member of staff. In 2020 we appointed senior partner Máire Cunningham to Head of Diversity and Inclusion in the firm.
Commenting on the pledge, Imelda Reynolds, Partner and Chairperson of Beauchamps:
As one of Ireland’s most progressive commercial law firms for almost 220 years, Beauchamps has always recognised and welcomed individual difference in those we represent, educate, and employ. We are proud of our record on diversity and inclusion and in particular our policy on gender balance – we consistently exceed market averages in terms of female partners and associates. Our culture fosters an open and inclusive environment, and we are committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusivity, in all its many forms, for the benefit of all solicitors, trainees, staff, clients, and members of the public."
Beauchamps is an Equal Opportunities Employer committed to providing equal opportunities for all its employees in accordance with the requirements of employment equality legislation.
For further information on the GEDI Charter, please click here