Equality and Diversity Policy

The firm has adopted a policy dealing with equality and diversity, as required by chapter 2 of the SRA Code of Conduct. This policy primarily addresses the ‘protected characteristics’ of the Equality Act 2010:

  • Age;
  • Disability;
  • Gender reassignment;
  • Marriage and civil partnership;
  • Pregnancy and maternity;
  • Race;
  • Religion or belief;
  • Sex; and
  • Sexual orientation.

Sarginsons Law LLP is committed to avoiding discrimination on any of the above grounds in its dealings with clients and potential clients, other solicitors, barristers and third parties, and in relation to all current partners and employees, as well as applicants for positions within the firm and all related recruitment activity, along with internal promotions and training opportunities. The partners are also committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of the firm’s operations including client service.

In addition to the firm’s obligations not to discriminate against, harass or victimise those with a disability the firm is also subject to a duty to make reasonable adjustments to prevent those employees, partners and clients who are disabled from being at a disadvantage in comparison with those who are not.