Pollard Thomas Edwards is proud to be an exemplar of good practice but it’s important to say that there has not been a deliberate attempt to create a gender balance through tokenism or positive discrimination here. Rather there has been a deliberate attempt to create a social and cultural environment which supports flexibility and equality. Our recruitment process is ‘gender blind’ – we focus on skills and attributes only.
The more women you have in your practice and in leadership roles, the more women you will attract. Once you have a critical mass it stops being an issue at all, and balance begets balance. Our approach is in the DNA of the practice – it’s just what we do.
We have a diverse workforce, and are one of the very few large practices to achieve a 50:50 gender balance. Talented people come to Pollard Thomas Edwards from all sorts of places and backgrounds, and around 22 different languages are spoken.