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Travers Smith
Travers Smith

Travers Smith is an award-winning, full-service law firm with a phenomenal reputation relative to its size. The firm excels in each of its practice areas and routinely wins headline-grabbing work from an enviable list of clients. Recognised as a Stonewall Top 100 employer, ranking 12th in 2020, we have a market leading Diversity and Inclusion Programme, with a strong commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion.

We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential and to driving forward progress on diversity and inclusion within the business world more broadly and in wider society.

 

We have led a series of initiatives aimed at promoting LGBT+ inclusion at work and in the wider community. Some highlights include:

 

  • Launching the fourth year of our innovative mentoring programme in partnership with Just Like Us, which is aimed at enabling students to enter the workplace as future LGBT+ leaders, who are confident in their identity and are openly LGBT+
  • Championed the development of more LGBT+ inclusive workplace policies - most recently, leading a review of the firm's trans-inclusivity - and driving positive change for trans/non binary people (including a revised dress code)
  • Rolled out a Rainbow Laces campaign to encourage people, both within and outside the firm, to 'lace up for equality' and signal their support for LGBT+ inclusion
  • Provide significant pro bono legal advice for LGBT+ organisations, including Stonewall, Just Like Us and Series Q
  • Running a series of awareness-raising events in collaboration with the firm's five network groups (LGBT+, Gender Balance, BAME, Disability and Faith) to promote greater inclusion on an intersectional basis
  • Partner Daniel Gerring, Head of Pensions and Chair of the firm's LGBT+ Group, has been ranked in OUTstanding's worldwide 100 LGBTQ+ Executives List, placing in the top 25 internationally and the top 10 in the UK - and the highest-ranked lawyer in the world.


“People perform better when they can be themselves. Creating a workplace where LGBTQ+ people can be authentic and reach their full potential creates a more stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work. As well as being the right thing to do, it also enables us to be a more intelligent business and able to meet the diverse needs of our clients and communities. The LGBTQ+ Group, and our partner led D&I Board, have been at the forefront of a range of important initiatives both inside and outside the firm, and we have many exciting plans for the future. If you would like to be involved in any capacity, we would be delighted to hear from you.”

Daniel Gerring, Partner, Head of Pensions


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    With Pride season in full swing, Daniel Gerring of Travers Smith takes us through the importance of allyship and how people can be better allies to their LGBTQ+ colleagues.Pride season is a time of mixed emotions for many in the LGBTQ+ community. There is a lot of focus on big parades and get-togethers. And rightly so – there is much for us to cele...

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    We are delighted to announce that Partner and Head of Pensions Sector Group Daniel Gerring (He/Him) and Associate Elliot Pulver have been shortlisted as finalists in the Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards 2021. Daniel is a finalist for 'Mentor of the Year' for his fantastic, many and varied mentoring activities a...

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    As part of Pride season, we are running a series of short podcasts providing an insight into the lives and experiences of LGBT+ leaders. These exceptional individuals come from a diverse range of backgrounds and will be sharing with listeners their experiences of LGBT+ inclusion in their respective industries, and also some ideas on what more allie...

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    As part of Pride season, we are running a series of short podcasts providing an insight into the lives and experiences of LGBT+ leaders. These exceptional individuals come from a diverse range of backgrounds and will be sharing with listeners their experiences of LGBT+ inclusion in their respective industries, and also some ideas on what more allie...

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    Travers Smith LLP is delighted to have won the Diversity Award at the Pensions Age Awards 2021.The Pensions Age Awards, which are now in their eighth year, aim to reward both the pension schemes and providers across the UK that have proved themselves worthy of recognition during increasingly challenging times. Open to any UK pension scheme or organ...

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    An Interview with Chris Edwards, CSR & Diversity Director at Travers SmithYou’ve partnered with the LGBT+ charity Just Like Us (JLU) to develop a mentoring scheme for LGBTQ+ young people. Can you tell us more about the programme?Just Like Us is a fantastic charity which works to empower young LGBT+ people and promote LGBT+ inclusion in schools...

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    Building on the success of its pilot year, Travers Smith LLP is delighted to launch the second year of a pioneering mentoring scheme in partnership with LGBT+ charity Just Like Us.The scheme aims to give LGBT+ graduates the skills, confidence and support they need as they transition from university life to full time employment.Entering the workplac...

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    Travers Smith Partner and Head of Pensions Daniel Gerring has been ranked at number 15 in the 2018 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models list, in the LGBT+ Executives category, which was revealed in the Financial Times today. Daniel is one of only three private practice lawyers in the Top 20 this year.The prestigious list profiles 100 high p...

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    Travers Smith LLP is delighted to have won the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award at the UK Pensions Awards 2018, which took place on 24 May 2018.The UK Pensions Awards, which are now in their 21st year, are widely regarded as the industry's most prestigious accolades. They recognise the excellence of the advisers, providers and inv...

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    Travers Smith LLP is proud to announce the launch of a new LGBT+ mentoring programme in partnership with LGBT charity Just Like Us.The new programme aims to give LGBT+ graduates the skills, confidence and support as they transition from university life to full-time employment.Entering the workplace can be a daunting experience for LGBT+ people. Man...

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    The myGwork team met Daniel Gerring, Partner & Head of Pensions and Chair of LGBT+ network at Travers Smith and discussed what it means to be an advocate for diversity. 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 w...

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    This week, Chris Edwards, CSR & Diversity Director and Michael Raymond, Partner at Travers Smith sit down to talk to us about their career paths as openly LGBT+ people, and how coming to work at Travers Smith has shown them the firm's commitment to LGBT+ people. They'll also be providing unique insights on to how to make your app...

    Date May 5, 2020
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    From sharing knowledge, expertise and experience, to helping build professional networks, mentors can play an invaluable role in an individual's professional and personal development. This is especially true for people from minority groups, including the LGBTQ+ community, who often face additional challenges in navigating the workplace and in build...

    Date Mar 24, 2021 19:00 BST
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