Potter Clarkson leads from the front on inclusivity

Potter Clarkson is proud to be represented among the first signatories of IP Inclusive’s new Leaders’ Pledge, which aims to help senior professionals provide visible and active leadership on improving diversity and inclusion in their firms.

Unlike the main IP Inclusive EDI Charter - which the Leaders’ Pledge supplements - this is a commitment entered into by individuals not organisations. Intended for signature by managing partners, chief executives and others in senior, decision-making roles, it includes a promise to work alongside more junior colleagues to effect positive changes.

Commenting on the initiative, Steve Smith, managing partner of the Potter Clarkson Group, said:

My role brings with it many responsibilities. However, none is greater than ensuring that our firm provides an environment in which all our staff members feel valued, respected and included.

“We are 100% committed to implementing a genuine and effective EDI agenda. To this end, we recognise there is still much work still to do but our desire to improve ourselves is unwavering. I am proud to be signing up to the Leaders’ Pledge with senior colleagues across the organisation to underline our commitment in an accountable and transparent way.”