Equality and Diversity

At Nockolds, we believe in fairness, equality and, above all, value diversity in all dealings, both as a provider of legal services and an employer of people.

We are committed to eliminating discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. We aim to provide accessible services, delivered in a way that respects the need of each individual and does not exclude anyone. We are committed to treating our clients, suppliers and anyone who has contact with the firm under these principals.

We are committed to ensuring that candidates for employment and all members of staff are treated fairly, with dignity and respect and are afforded equality of opportunity with regard to employment, training and development. All candidates for employment within the firm are provided with an equal opportunities monitoring form at interview. New recruits are given a copy of the Equal Opportunities Policy. All staff undertake equality and diversity training annually.

By demonstrating these beliefs, we aim to ensure that we develop a workforce that is diverse, non-discriminatory and appropriate to deliver legal services. We will strive to embed our equality and diversity values into every day practice, policies and procedures so that equality and diversity becomes the norm for all.

Equality is not about treating everyone the same, it is about ensuring that access to opportunities is available to all by taking account of differing needs and capabilities.

Diversity is about ensuring that we attract and retain the best people available in the market. We need the best employees to maintain our reputation as outstanding lawyers, and we are working hard to ensure that the best people from the most inclusive range of backgrounds want to join and stay with us.

We are a signatory to the Law Society Diversity & Inclusion Charter. The Charter encourages law firms to develop and implement best practices in equality, diversity and inclusion. For more information please click here.

View our 2019 Equality and Diversity statistics here: Equality and Diversity Report – 2019