Shoosmiths Launches Diversity & Inclusion Product Under Connected Services Offering

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The non-legal advice arm of leading UK law firm Shoosmiths, Shoosmiths8 Connected Services (Shoosmiths8), has added a new product focused on diversity and inclusion (D&I) to its roster since launching in March this year.

Shoosmiths8 provides non-legal products to its clients, complementing the firm’s existing legal services. The new product, Shoosmiths Diversity & Inclusion (Shoosmiths D&I), has been designed for businesses wishing to improve diversity and inclusion within their organisations and was formulated by employment partner Kevin McCavish with the support of the firm’s national head of employment, Paul Stokey and head of of learning and development, Caroline White-Robinson.

Shoosmiths D&I provides the full lifecycle of D&I support for businesses, with a tailored range of services that will provide businesses with a holistic model for proactive D&I development. These services include the review and audit of systems and processes, comprehensive leadership training (including guest speakers and reciprocal mentoring) and commercially-driven data reporting.

Shoosmiths employment partner, Kevin McCavish, said: “It’s incumbent on businesses to get diversity and inclusion right, so they can evolve in a way that will continue to make a positive societal impact. There has never been a better time than now to take stock of D&I processes and review whether enough is being done in this area to ensure real change is happening. Businesses need robust D&I plans and an armoury to deliver them. This is where Shoosmiths can really help – not only because we have the knowledge and expertise, but because we share the values of clients wanting to ensure positive change in this area.”

Tony Randle, partner and head of Shoosmiths8 Connected Services, said: “As a firm, making a positive impact in the communities we’re a part of has been on our Board agenda for a long time. Enabling our clients to have access to knowledge, training and support in this area through Shoosmiths8 Connected Services will mean businesses will be in better shape to achieve collective change.”

Shoosmiths8 Connected Services launched on 8 March this year. You can find out more about the services, here.