Women and Diversity in Law Awards extend nominations deadline

There is still time to nominate those helping to make UK legal profession more diverse, equitable and inclusive

I Stephanie Boyce receiving her lifetime achievement award

The deadline for nominations for the Women and Diversity in Law Awards 2024 has been extended by a week. 

There is still time to nominate UK-based individuals, teams and businesses who are making waves in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Making a nomination only takes a few minutes, allowing for the awards to cast their net as widely as possible across the UK in the search for deserving individuals and teams. Nominations close this Friday (6 October). 

The awards are divided into three sections. In the first half, Outstanding Women Leaders and Outstanding Women Practitioners will be recognised. The second section will address diversity more broadly, seeking to highlight the stand-out initiatives and individuals across its different strands.

Hosted by Global Legal Post, the ceremony will take place in London on 13 March and follows the success of the 2023 ceremony, which featured legendary diversity campaigner Baroness Floella Benjamin and was attended by some 400 finalists, awards judges and other representatives of the UK legal profession.

Once the nominations have been collated and published, all nominees will be invited to submit entries for consideration by a judging panel made up of recognised experts, campaigners and leaders.

Confirmed awards judges include immediate past Law Society of England and Wales president I Stephanie Boyce, recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award; Sanjay Bhandari, chair of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion charity; Elizabeth Rimmer, chief executive of the awards’ official charity LawCare; and Uzma Hamid-Dizier, director of responsible business and inclusion at Slaughter and May.

Click here for more information about the awards, including the full list of categories, and here for instructions on how to make a nomination.

Read about the career experiences of selected current and former judges by clicking this link.

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