Pinsent Masons wins Diversity & Inclusion accolade at the Personnel Today Awards 2016

24 Nov 2016 | 10:55 am |

International law firm Pinsent Masons has won the Diversity and Inclusion award for its initiatives to improve gender balance and to support working families at the Personnel Today Awards 2016.

The firm secured the accolade for Project Sky, an initiative designed to remove obstacles to female career progression, improve the number of women at senior levels and to create a better workplace for all.

The work of the firm’s Family Support Network and the role the initiative plays in supporting working parents, carers, and modern families was also recognised by the judges.

Head of Responsible Business at Pinsent Masons, Kate Fergusson, said: "We are delighted to have won this award in recognition of the transformational change we have implemented across the firm. Under the leadership of Head of Employment, Linda Jones, Project Sky has gone from strength to strength helping the firm to increase the number of female partners to 23% this year, compared to 19% in 2013.

"Ensuring career progression and opportunity is available to all is crucial to the success of our business. The impact of becoming a parent or carer or being out of the business for any length of time on family leave isn't exclusively a female concern. We recognised that more needed to be done to support all of our working families.

"We have acted on this and have a suite of webinars, events and support sessions which have helped implement genuine cultural change and support employees across the firm."

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons helps secure planning consent for new landmark Holocaust Memorial

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as applicant in securing planning permission for a new national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre to be located in central London.

Pinsent Masons launches online tool to spot future home-working related litigation for financial services firms

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has launched a new working-from home audit tool to help financial services organisations understand the hidden litigation and regulatory risks associated with staff increasingly working from home on a more permanent basis.

Pinsent Masons advises Seraphine Group PLC on its £150m main market IPO

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons is advising Seraphine Group plc, an international digitally-led maternity and nursing wear, on its IPO and premium listing on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

People who viewed this press release also viewed

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons helps secure planning consent for new landmark Holocaust Memorial

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as applicant in securing planning permission for a new national Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre to be located in central London.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts