Matheson becomes first law firm awarded diversity and inclusion accolade



Michael Jackson and Lorraine Roche
Pictured (L-R): Michael Jackson and Lorraine Roche

Matheson has become the first Irish law firm to be awarded the Investors in Diversity Silver Standard by the Irish Centre of Diversity.

The Irish Centre for Diversity, supported by Ibec and the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion, work in partnership with organisations across Ireland to help them embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all they do.

Their Investors in Diversity mark is Ireland’s first all-encompassing equality, diversity and inclusion accreditation and offers a clear and structured framework to transform diversity practices and culture.

Welcoming the decision, Matheson’s managing partner Michael Jackson said: “At Matheson, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where all our colleagues and their contributions and perspectives are valued and respected. This accreditation is testament to the work taking place across the firm to ensure diversity and inclusion are immersed into everything that we do.”

The firm has set out a “Cara Commitment” on diversity and inclusion, named after the firm’s late colleague Cara O’Hagan, who passed away last February.

Ms O’Hagan spearheaded many of the firm’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, and the firm has committed to continuing her work.

Lorraine Roche, HR director, said: “Our D&I strategy is the work of everyone at Matheson and through our D&I ambassadors, who represent all areas across the firm, that strategy is being brought to life and integrated into everything that we do.”

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