Women and Diversity in Law Awards unveil roster of 250-plus nominees 

Top UK legal awards now accepting entry submissions for glittering ceremony in March 2024 
Floella Benjamin speaking at the Women and Diversity in Law Awards

Diversity campaigner Baroness Floella Benjamin

More than 250 individuals, law firms, legal teams and not-for-profit groups are unveiled today as nominees for the Women and Diversity in Law Awards. 

The publication of the roster of contenders completes a crucial stage of the awards process in the run up to a glittering awards ceremony, to be held in London on 13 March 2024. 

All nominees are now invited to submit entries for consideration by a high-level judging panel comprising some of the legal profession’s leading DE&I campaigners, role models and experts. 

And there is still time for individuals and businesses who missed out on a nomination to submit entries by completing and submitting questionnaires which have been carefully framed to allow for a fair judging process. 

Hosted by The Global Legal Post, the 2024 awards follow 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. 
Individual winners included Reed Smith’s European managing partner Tamara Box and Natalie Sutherland, co-founder of the In/Fertility in the City initiative, while successful law firms included Browne Jacobson, CMS, Clifford Chance, FieldFisher and RPC, with barristers’ sets Matrix Chambers and 4 Pump Court also among those recognised. 

For a second year, mental health charity LawCare is confirmed as the awards’ official charity, with its chief executive, Elizabeth Rimmer, joining the judging panel. 

Other new judges this year include former Law Society president and recipient of law year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, I Stephanie Boyce. Boyce made history in March 2021 when she became the sixth female and the first person of colour to become president. 

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. 

Click here for details of the submissions process and here to view the categories.  

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