We believe greater ethnic diversity is required at all levels of the firm.

People from the black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) community are underrepresented in legal and non-legal roles in law firms, particularly in senior or leadership roles. A lack of visible representation can discourage talented people from choosing a certain career path as they see no role models. Supportive and targeted mentoring is important to enable BAME candidates at all levels to realise their full potential.

Our focus is on creating an inclusive environment that supports and develops BAME employees through their careers. We want to attract more people from a BAME background to join Osborne Clarke at all levels with our main initiative being the growth of a pool of talent within our vital graduate roles.

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Case Studies

Experiencing Ramadan
In May 2021, we ran our very first Ramadan Experience. In an effort to get to know our colleagues better...
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Osborne Clarke BAME network
Osborne Clarke BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) has been set up to help develop an inclusive and integrated environment...
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"It's as much about imparting confidence as it is imparting knowledge"
I mentor a second year law student as part of our BAME mentoring scheme. The scheme pairs a junior lawyer...
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Watch: Diversity at Osborne Clarke
UK Managing Partner Ray Berg and Su Akgun, Diversity and Wellbeing Manager, discuss our approach to diversity at Osborne Clarke...
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Improving diversity in senior leadership
We support the Bristol Stepping Up programme which aims to get more people from BAME backgrounds into senior leadership roles...
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Ramadan and Eid: in the spotlight with Farhanaz Sultana
Farhanaz Sultana, an Administrative Assistant, explains her experience of Ramadan and Eid: What does your family do to celebrate Eid...
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Mervyn Thomas joins Osborne Clarke for the official launch of its Multi-Faith Group
Inspirational speaker Mervyn Thomas joined Osborne Clarke's event on 15 June 2022 to mark the official launch of its Multi-Faith...
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