National legal business DWF has been recognised with five nominations for this year’s LGBT & Ally executive lists, which are independently compiled by OUTstanding and The Financial Times.
The nominations recognise inspirational role models for their commitment to advancing the diversity agenda and to creating a diverse and supportive working environment for all DWF colleagues.
Managing partner Andrew Leaitherland and family partner Beverley Jones have been nominated for the Leading Ally Executive list, and national head of recoveries David Scottow and recoveries director Neil Jinks have been singled out on the Leading LGBT Executive list. In addition, Paul Maddock, solicitor and chair of the firm’s forward-thinking internal LGBT networking group ‘OutFront’, has been nominated as a Top LGBT Future Leader.
DWF’s OutFront LGBT networking group creates a supportive workplace for its people and helps to raise the profile of the firm’s diversity agenda. In addition, the firm has implemented LGBT Confidential, a private helpline that offers DWF colleagues support and confidence to come out at work.
All nominations will now move into the judging stage and the final list will be announced on the 20th October 2015.