How can social mobility be encouraged in the legal profession?
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a professional services network, is facilitating diversity in the legal profession. They have become an affiliate firm of Aspiring Solicitors, a platform that provides free access and assistance to students from underrepresented groups who are wishing to pursue a career in the legal profession.
Equality before the law is a fundamental concept embedded in the rule of law, a principle that is the foundation of our legal system. However, it is hard to understand how one can be equal before the law if the legal profession itself is one of the least diverse professions in the country.
PwC is reinforcing the importance of reducing inequalities by increasing diversity by becoming an affiliate firm of Aspiring Solicitors. They are using the pro bono unit of their legal arm to reinforce, support and encourage equality within the legal profession. Providing thirty volunteer professional ambassadors, they will provide mentoring and support to young people from underrepresented backgrounds looking to progress.
The collaboration will allow PwC to improve social mobility and diversity within the industry. They will be using their expertise to empower young people from across the country by assisting them so they can obtain vacation scheme placements and training contracts.
This story shows how PwC supports Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, specifically Target 10.2: “By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.”
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is a multinational professional services network. They are the second-largest professional services firm in the world, they are part of the Big Four auditors, alongside Deloitte, EY and KPMG. With operations in 743 locations across 158 countries, it comes as no surprise that they provide services to 422/500 of the Fortune 500 companies!
Learn more about PwC and Aspiring Solicitors.