HEAD OF TRAVERS SMITH LAW FIRM’S LGBT NETWORK TALKS EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE
Daniel is recognised as one of the country’s leading pensions lawyers and advises on all aspects of pensions law, acting for trustees and employers as well as parties to corporate activity. He was ranked in the OUTstanding list of Top 100 Leading LGBT+ Executives by the Financial Times in 2016, and is also listed as one of the Top 10 “Inspirational LGBT+ Leaders” at this year’s British LGBT Awards. He is actively involved with the work of a range of charities and not for profit organisations, and led his firm’s work on corporate social responsibility until he took on his role as Head of Pensions in 2017.
Even though the term role model can make the modest lawyer feel uncomfortable at times, he is a dedicated and passionate advocate for LGTB+ equality, and for diversity and inclusion more broadly.
“Creating a diverse and inclusive culture is a key business priority for Travers Smith. With strong support from partners and other senior leaders at the firm, we have an ambitious and progressive programme of initiatives aimed at fostering a more LGBT+ inclusive workplace by driving change at organisational and individual levels.”
The firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident by its actions. From extending staff benefits to introducing a trans-inclusive dress code policy, the firm is committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, to ensure LGBT individuals can be themselves and reach their full potential. Its work in this area was recently recognised by Stonewall, where the firm features in their Top 100 LGBT inclusive employers list.
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