Diversity & Inclusion

A&L Goodbody's Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At A&L Goodbody, Diversity & Inclusion is not about categorisation but rather about respecting and valuing the differences that exist in the global market in which we operate.

We believe in promoting diversity and providing an inclusive and supportive working environment in the best interests of all of our people and our clients.  

We strive to harness diverse thinking by creating a culture where all of our people are encouraged to draw upon their unique backgrounds, beliefs, interests and perspectives.  

Having a diverse and inclusive workforce at A&L Goodbody enables us to formulate better and more innovative solutions for all of our clients.

Diversity & Inclusion in A&L Goodbody
As part of the Firm’s commitment to equality and fostering a culture of inclusion, we established a Diversity & Inclusion Group (D&I) which meets regularly to consider different aspects of diversity including disability, sexual orientation, gender, family status, ethnicity and age with a view to ultimately ensuring that the A&L Goodbody's policies and practices match its commitment to equality and inclusion.

The Firm's current focus is in the areas of gender, sexual orientation, social mobility and mental health. Our D&I partners include:

The 30% Club
We are members of The 30% Club, a collaborative business-led effort to make real change in Ireland, aiming towards 30% female representation in senior management by 2020. We are proud to say that over 30% of our partners are female.

The Firm is a sponsor member of the Women's Executive Network, an organisation dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles.

We are members of GLEN's Diversity Champion workplace programme which is designed specifically to assist Irish employers to benefit from the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Trinity Centre for People with Disabilities (TCPID)
We support the work placement programme with the TCPID at Trinity College. Since February 2012, we have welcomed students for a period of 10 weeks (1 day per week) during which time the student is assigned a team and given specific work tasks and projects.

Access programmes
Click here to read about our support of the Trinity Access Programme (TAP) and DCU Access programmes which forms part of our Step Up Community programme.

Best National Firm for Diversity
The Firm was recently awarded Best National Firm in a Diversity category at the European Women in Business Legal Awards 2017 in London.