Trowers signs social mobility pledge
International law firm Trowers & Hamlins will partner with Former Education Secretary Justine Greening to help protect opportunities amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and boost social mobility.
As part of the City of London Law Society (CLLS), Trowers and the 14 other CLLS members will work alongside Justine Greening in the development of an Opportunity Action Plan to level up Britain in the wake of Covid-19.
The partnership will also see Trowers and the other CLLS members work closely with a number of universities, including Bradford, Greenwich, Lincoln, Staffordshire and York St John with the aim of creating wider pathways from higher education into the legal sector.
The plan will also set out how firms plan to go further and play a leading role in Britain’s national recovery from COVID-19, opening up greater access to careers in the legal sector to people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Senior Partner Jennie Gubbins, commented:
"We are delighted to be partnering with Justine Greening on the development of the Opportunity Action Plan, as well as working in unison with universities to best support students as they pursue a career in the legal sector. The ripple effect caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on society, so we are proud to pledge our commitment to supporting national recovery and boosting social mobility."