Spencer West brings its core values of Excellence, Collaboration and a strong Business Focus to the law. We exist to be a world-changing law firm by being a diverse, international community of lawyers, liberated to build powerful networks of practice both locally and globally. We are constantly striving to evolve the way that legal services are provided. We have taken all of the benefits of the traditional law firm and applied a modern view to ensure that our clients are always offered the best solutions with consistently high levels of service, whilst our colleagues are empowered to work in the way that suits them.
Our mission is to contribute to a sustainable future in a way that measurably alleviates poverty and sustainably impacts the environment. We will do this by polluting and consuming less, for example through promoting recycling across our spheres of influence; through using digital communication and remote working instead of international travel; through promoting low carbon forms of energy production; by selecting high-impact beneficiaries; and by providing support and relief.
Specific examples include supporting the development of more than 3 gigawatts of solar and wind power by providing expert advice to stakeholders and industry; supporting endangered species such as the iconic Asian Elephant; supporting disadvantaged communities such as smallholder farmers in the Caribbean; working with diverse faith organisations to provide food banks; providing pro bono legal services to ensure access to justice for those who need it most; collaborating with clients to provide curriculum-based sustainability initiatives in schools; offering work experience schemes; and providing support for vulnerable families in various localities.
Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
At Spencer West, we firmly believe that diverse teams make better, more insightful decisions, and that they have a positive impact on the culture of our firm and the work we do for our clients on a local, regional and global basis. We are continually learning as an international community, whether through central training programmes, sharing knowledge within our specialist teams and practice areas, or through collaboration with colleagues across the firm.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are firmly embedded in our business strategy, including our plans for growth. Spencer West is committed to continuing to build teams from a variety of backgrounds, skills, experience and views, and to removing barriers for entry into legal careers.
We undertake regular surveys of our colleagues so that we can continue to understand, support and develop them. Our surveys tell us that we are a diverse community, and we continue to learn from these results and implement initiatives to ensure everyone has equality of opportunity. A snapshot of our firm’s current makeup can be found below: