Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Our Ethos

BCL is committed to equality of opportunity, respect for diversity, and fostering inclusion for its staff, its clients, and its professional community.

We recognise that an inclusive workplace is one where staff can fulfil their career potential whilst feeling free to be who they are; we appreciate and celebrate the differences that exist among our colleagues; and we provide opportunities and promotions based solely on ability, experience, and merit.

We are committed to ensuring that our workplace environment is free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying. We believe that every member of BCL bears the responsibility of achieving this goal.

We value the physical and mental well-being of our team. We take pride in how we interact with each other at work at all levels and in all situations.  As an employer, we strive to promote a healthy work life balance through flexibility and to support our employees with reasonable and practical adjustments as required.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) enhances our workplace and the services that we are able to provide to our clients.

A summary of BCL diversity data is available here

Our Committee

BCL’s EDI committee is responsible for the firm’s EDI  policy and strategy, developing initiatives to promote EDI, and monitoring the impact of the firm’s EDI policy and strategy.

John Binns


Jonathan Fenster

Practice Director

Caitlin Hopwood

Legal Assistant

Karen Peacock

Practice Development Director

Oliver Schneider-Sikorsky

Senior Associate