MSB is making strides and celebrating Pride

Pride in Liverpool is set to return this year on the 27th and 28th of July, and MSB is preparing to support, march and revel in the festivities.

Last year saw the firm celebrate by transforming its branding with a rainbow logo and taking to the streets of Liverpool and Manchester to march alongside fellow law firm, DWF.

This year, MSB is partnering with Agent and stepping up the celebrations by hosting a Pride celebration at Oh Me Oh My!

The firm has recently carried out a series of initiatives to create an LGBT friendly workplace. It was the first private business and the only law firm to attain the Navajo kitemark in 2018. Navajo has seen them introduce a set of progressive policies, including accommodating leave to transition and enhancing same-sex maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

MSB was the only Liverpool firm to participate in the Law Society’s nationwide scheme to become LGBTQ+ Mentors. Most recently, the firm has established an Equalities and Diversity Committee, with an LGBTQ+ sub-committee headed by Paula Mansfield, family solicitor and partner. The committee will provide a platform for LGBTQ+ staff to champion diversity and ensure a voice is given to all perspectives at work, with further sub-committees for women, minority groups, disability and social mobility.

MSB’s commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion and equality was recognised last year when Managing Partner, Emma Carey, was nominated for the Natwest British LGBT Corporate Ally award. As an LGBTQ+ ally, Emma urges business leaders across all sectors to take progressive steps to eliminate LGBTQ+ discrimination by scrutinizing and updating their own HR policies to reflect modern life. Law firms in particular, she believes, should be at the forefront of progressive change as advocates for justice and human rights.

Emma says: “For us, pride isn’t just once a year. I’m proud of my staff that are LGBTQ+ community members and allies every day and am incredibly passionate about encouraging other businesses to follow our lead in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces.”

Happy Pride 2019!