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Women's Network

The Simmons & Simmons women’s network (now named The Number One Club, after our London office address, One Ropemaker Street) was set up in early 2008.  It is open to everyone across the firm, both fee earners and business services employees.

The network's aim is to support the development and retention of talented women in all business areas and at all levels within Simmons & Simmons and to develop the skills of women within the firm by providing a further context in which to network and build new business relationships and opportunities, to strengthen existing client relationships, and to support the development and implementation of the firm's diversity and inclusion strategies and policies in areas which are relevant to women.

LBGT Network

The Simmons & Simmons lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) network was set up in 2006. The network is open to all Simmons & Simmons partners and employees and has the overarching aim of providing support to members of the LGBT community and providing the firm with practical assistance in addressing LGBT issues.

LGBT network members play active roles in the InterLaw Diversity Forum for LGBT networks, an inter-organisational forum for the LGBT networks in law firms and all personnel (lawyers and non-lawyers) in the legal sector, including in-house counsel.

We are proud to be recognised as one of Stonewall's Star Performer Network Groups.  The firm has been a Stonewall Diversity Champion since 2005 and is currently one of the Top 10 organisations in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index - a ranking of the top 100 gay friendly employers. 

Jewish Network

The Simmons & Simmons Jewish network was established in September 2007.  The network is open to all Simmons & Simmons partners and employees, regardless of their ethnic or religious background.

Since its launch the network has arranged a number of social events, allowing members to meet other people within the firm, exchange ideas and develop friendships.

International Islamic community

The international Islamic community was launched in November 2007 as a network of people (both Muslim and non Muslim) from across our offices with a mutual interest in both international and local issues of relevance to Islam.

The aim of the network is to bring together partners and employees who have an interest in the Islamic faith and/or Islamic affairs for networking, socialising and learning.

Christians in Simmons

Christians in Simmons is the longest running network in the firm, having been established for more than a decade.

It is non denominational, open to all partners and employees and to those who want to find out more about Christianity, as well as to those who are Christians.  Christians in Simmons meets once a week to study the Bible and discuss different aspects of Christianity.