Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We celebrate and embrace individuality. Everyone who works with us is treated fairly, equally and respectfully.
At Osbornes Law we are committed to the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We value the diversity and personalities our colleagues, clients and the third parties we work with.
Inclusion is important to us and we are working hard together, every day, to maintain an environment where everyone feels included and valued for the personal attributes they bring and share with us.
We recognise peoples’ basic rights and respect are individuals deserve and we work together to provide a first-class service, with all being encouraged to contribute fully and gain maximum benefit and enjoyment from working with Osbornes Law.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities – no individual would be unjustly discriminated against. We work to ensure all job applicants and our employees receive equal treatment regardless of sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, race, colour, nationality, religion, belief, ethnic or national origins or disability.
Osbornes Law is a signatory to the Law Society’s Diversity & Inclusion Charter a public commitment by us to promote the values of diversity and inclusion throughout our business.
Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee is co-ordinated by two of our partners –Stuart Kightley and Shilpa Mathuradas. All departments are represented and the committee meets quarterly to review activities, discuss and plan initiatives.
Flexibility of work patterns is actively supported to provide employees with an effective work/life balance. We provide paid maternity and shared parental leave entitlements. All staff are able to have flexibility around our core working hours and have the option of both home and agile working.
We want to retain valuable skills and experience so we look at all options and possibilities to attract and retain individuals, being as flexible as we can, discussing options.
The firm is committed to provide equal opportunities in employment. This mean that all job applicants and employees will receive equal treatment regardless of sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, race, colour, nationality, religion, belief, ethnic or national origins, or disability.
A formal complaint about any harassment should be made to the Practice Manager, Sandra Hillard.
Dealing with discrimination
Bullying, harassment and victimisation of any individual is contradictory to our aspirations for a supportive working environment and will not be tolerated. Any allegations of such behaviour will be thoroughly investigated, and handled in the appropriate manner.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Every year Osbornes Law supports a range of charities organised by our Charity Committee, comprising representatives from each department. Our people commit time, energy, skills and abilities to fundraise for various groups. We bake, run, cycle, cook, ramble, sky-dive and much more, every year.
For us there are certain key areas that impact on our responsibilities:
We value our clients trust in us to support them and successfully deliver the legal services. Continuous improvement of our services and their delivery involves:
- Regular communication with clients and their families
- Constant monitoring of our clients’ comments and any suggested improvements they may have.
Our local communities
We have spent over 45 years supporting the communities of the London Borough of Camden (offices in Camden and Hampstead) and further afield. Charities and groups we support include Headway East London, The Lullaby Trust, Spinal Injuries Association, Age UK, Limbless Association and so many more.
We have worked hard to build our reputation and network of clients that keep coming back to us and recommending others. To help protect that reputation we will not knowingly do business with any organisation that doesn’t share our commitment to dealing with stakeholder both fairly and ethically. We are committed to working with our suppliers in a fair and open manner.
At Osbornes Law we believe in caring for the environment and are taking a sustainable approach to waste management and always focussed on minimising our use of resources across the practice.
We understand it is our responsibility to continue in business, working in a manner that protects and improves our environment.
Our impact on the environment is important to us too – we want it to be as positive as possible. As a firm we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, with projects that including going paper-lite, reducing our lighting an energy consumption and waste re-cycling.