Our Networks

IDAHOBIT - Osborne Clarke's international messages of support
IDAHOBIT (The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia)

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OC REACH (Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage) aims to increase ethnic minority representation in the firm from recruitment to senior level, while growing awareness of the different cultures already present. We have an Executive Champion for Race who was appointed to help speed up the pace of change, and we have put together a statement on race which lists the actions we are taking.

OC Pride

Our LGBT+ network supports every member of the LGBT community, working on raising awareness through events and knowledge sessions, partnering with external organisations such as Stonewall, where we were a signatory on the Trans Rights are Human Rights campaign, and ensuring that supportive policies are put into place at firm level.

OC Gender

This network hosts various events and initiatives. From mentoring, to sponsoring a female only GC roundtable and a female ‘rising star’ networking event. It’s currently working to make recommendations to improve female progression in one of our practice groups. Our most recent Gender Pay Gap report provides more insight into our progress and plans.

OC Age

Our OC Age network aims to address changing workplace demographics and shine a light on age inclusivity. We want to be prepared for the challenges and opportunities that come with a widening of what is considered ‘working age’ and ensure our people enjoy the right support at all stages of their working lives.

OC Mind and Body

Through our Mind and Body Network, we've been providing wellbeing events and activities for a number of years.

From free fruit, health checks and a flu vaccination programme, to free fitness sessions - our new Bristol office will even have in-house yoga and spin studios. We also have a network of around 100 mental health champions who are trained to spot any difficulties early on.

We’re also committed to ensuring our office, technology and recruitment processes remain as accessible as possible, making reasonable changes to accommodate differing needs – whether that’s physical disabilities, or in relation to neuro-diversities such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism. If you require any adjustments to participate in our recruitment process, let us know and we’ll do all we can to support you.

OC Social Diversity

One of the key differentiators of our firm is the complete diversity of perspectives we bring together – only made possible by ensuring we hire people from a range of backgrounds. Our Social Diversity network supports and celebrates the social diversity within the firm while offering support to young people through our external outreach programmes with the Social Mobility Business Partnership and STRIVE.

OC for Good: shaping the future of our firm

The OC networks are part of a broader set of aims and activities which are captured in three pillars, under our over-arching OC for Good initiative. Being a Good Employer is the first pillar, encompassing – among other things – our D&I objectives. Being a Good Corporate Citizen the second, while the third focuses on doing Good Business.

Within each of these areas there are countless initiatives and projects with fantastic opportunities for you to get involved with the issues lying closest to your heart. Have other ideas about what we could be doing? We’ll want to hear them. Because within this rapidly evolving space there’s always going to be ways to do things better.

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