Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Bar Council to commission review after reports of bullying and harassment grow

Barristers’ professional body for England and Wales commits to tackle ‘systemic issue’

Senior ranks of Dutch lawyers near gender parity, study finds

While 46% of all senior lawyers are women, male leaders continue to dominate in law firms and corporate legal teams

‘Aspiring for an inclusive culture is a permanent campaign’

IBA’s diversity and inclusion toolkit welcomed as ‘terrific resource’ for committed law firm leaders

‘Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to drive incremental change’ – IBA launches D&I toolkit

Free resource aims to help firms develop and implement diversity and inclusion plans

IBA 2023: ‘Men shouldn’t be the reference point for what success looks like’

A panel of female law firm leaders discussed what makes good leadership and how to sustain progress made on diversity and inclusion at the IBA annual conference in Paris

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City of London social mobility alliance announces key partnerships

Initiative backed by the City of London Law Society is seeking to increase the number of solicitor apprentices

The swift rise of a ‘wonderful role model’ to the UK Supreme Court

Dame Ingrid Simler has impeccable diversity credentials, writes Ben Rigby

Menopause in the legal profession: how senior managers can help

For World Menopause Day, Moore Barlow’s Sarah Andrews discusses how senior managers can help women continue to thrive in their legal careers as she describes her own menopause story

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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 

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

New Clyde & Co paralegal scheme boosts diversity in law

Programme offering alternative route to solicitor qualification attracts 1,000 applicants from mostly ethnic minority backgrounds

'You can be an effective litigator in multiple different ways’: Allen & Overy’s Lisa Nguyen

West Coast IP partner on how clients increasingly recognise the value of looking more broadly for talent

Law firms need to grasp the nettle on social mobility

Simon Marshall discusses Slaughter & May’s move to become the first major law firm to set social mobility targets and what that says about the rest of the industry

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Justice Bid adds law firm ESG metrics to outside counsel DE&I selection service

Influential Chicago-based platform teams up with European ESG specialist impactvise

IP offices can’t take their business for granted in a changing world, says INTA’s CEO

Etienne Sanz De Acedo discusses the future of IP offices, the damage wreaked by counterfeiting and piracy and how IP is not just for the big corporations

Human rights KC launches non-profit with 11-year-old daughter to promote gender equality

Girls Human Rights Hub to offer mentorship and training for girls and young women across the world

Slaughter and May becomes first major law firm to set social mobility targets

Magic Circle firm aims to have 25% of employees from lower socio-economic background by 2033

Latest judicial data prompts calls for reforms to selection process to improve diversity

Proportion of ethnic minority judges edges up to 10%; women now make up 37% of judiciary