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Linklaters' Race Action Plan

Race Action Plan: 2022 Update

In 2020, we publicly declared our commitment to become an anti-racist firm and pledged to improve the representation of Black and underrepresented minority ethnic lawyers and Business Team members at all levels in our firm. Our 2020 Race Action Plan set out how we planned to accomplish this and the concrete actions we wanted to take, aligned to aspirational targets.

At the heart of our approach is meaningful action, which starts with listening, learning and reflection. We are committed to using this awareness and understanding to take the concrete steps – at an organisational, team and individual level – to drive change with a sustained focus on transparency and accountability.

Hear our Senior Partner’s 2022 message to the firm

Hear from our Black Diversity Council

Linklaters’ Race Action Plan:
The Journey Continues

Read our 2022 report >>


In case you missed it, read our 2021 One Year On report here.

The journey so far

Highlights from Year 1

Highlights from Year 2

1) Recruitment and leadership targets met 1) Billable credit and recognition for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) contribution
2) Rolled out global anti-racism training 2) Increased Black representation to our International Advisory Group
3) Founded our Black Diversity Council 3) Embedding racial equity in the London Managing Associate promotion process
4) Created recruitment pathways aimed at Black talent 4) Launched Career Toolkit to support career ambitions
5) Integrated a Black Hair Code 5) Business Teams Advance career accelerator aimed at Black and minority ethnic talent
6) Set up sponsorship opportunities for Black colleagues 6) Expanded Race Action Plan activity in Asia and Europe
7) Brought together global Race Champions, Allies and Partners                                7) Introduced Black-heritage recruitment open day
8) Stepped up pro bono support for racial justice causes 8) US Diversity Officer recruited to support local commitments



Proud to be

Almost two years on from the launch of our Race Action Plan, as we continue on our journey of listening, learning and taking action, we are proud to share the stories and experiences from people across our firm of the history and traditions that have shaped us in our new #ProudToBe… series.


Making Links

Listen to Ashu Randy’s experiences – Making Links Scholar Europe 2022.




"As we look forward to the next year of delivering on our commitments in the Race Action Plan, it’s a time for both reflection and renewed focus."

Paul Lewis, Firmwide Managing Partner

We look forward to continuing this journey with all of you


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