INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

OUR GOAL IS TO CREATE A COMPANY AS DIVERSE AS THE WORLD AROUND US

At Colin Biggers & Paisley, we believe in equality and provide all employees with equal opportunities to build and advance their careers. We have a genuine focus on sustainable gender diversity and are continuously working towards improving the number of women in senior roles. Our core values of balance, respect, loyalty and integrity underpin everything we do.

 
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We foster a diverse culture that’s inclusive of gender, religion, disability and sexual orientation. Our staff reflect the variety of races, religions, cultures and social backgrounds that characterise the Australian population. 


 


We believe new ideas stem from diverse perspectives and recognise it's these differences that helps us acquire and retain top talent, build the best teams for our clients and deliver the highest calibre service. Our aim is to be recognised as a leading promoter of inclusion and diversity in the legal profession. We do this by actively promoting equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives.

We've come a long way and recognise that we still have further to go.


 
Equal work deserves equal pay. We've always paid our employees fairly, with no gaps. We continue to monitor our salaries, bonuses and benefits to ensure that we maintain pay equity.

We have six different resource streams: gender, flexibility, age and generation, people with disabilities, LGBTI and cultural. Employees from different facets of our business act as advisors to our inclusion and diversity leadership team in each of these areas.


 
Balance is at the heart of our business.

We focus on excellence without losing sight of balance. We understand that as people go through different phases of life, the amount of time they are able to dedicate to their career can vary. To retain top talent, we adapt to our staff's changing needs. We offer many flexible work arrangements, including part-time work, paid parental leave and non-primary caregiver leave, study leave, carer’s leave and options to work from home. Currently, 23% of our people have some kind of flexible working arrangement. This includes working less than full-time, adjusting core working hours, working from home, or any combination or tailored approach. We stick by our people and support them throughout all phases of life.
 
We fight for the fair representation of women. 

Colin Biggers & Paisley is committed to fostering a culture of genuine equality and opportunity for women. We work hard to maximise opportunities for women to succeed and excel in their careers. This means deliberate inclusion initiatives and pay equity for similar roles and performance, regardless of gender.
 
Colin Biggers & Paisley is a signatory to the Advancement of Women Charter, a Law Society of New South Wales initiative. Together, we are committed to promoting diversity, equality, respect and inclusion consistent with the principles of justice, integrity, equity and the pursuit of excellence in the legal profession. 
We take pride in diversity.

Our partnership with Pride in Diversity – Australia's first and only not-for-profit workplace program designed to assist Australian employers with the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) employees – provides our practice with support, resources and networking opportunities on all aspects of LGBTI. We are proud of our respectful and supportive practice and will continue to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all of our LGBTI employees. 
 
We celebrate and encourage diversity.

Colin Biggers & Paisley has partnered with CareerTrackers to provide internship opportunities for Indigenous students at university. In 2016, we employed two students from the CareerTrackers program, offering invaluable experience in the legal industry.