Increasing the diversity of international arbitrators and lawyers

Statistics from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes showed that 67% of the arbitrators appointed in cases were from Western Europe and North America, while only a combined 9% of arbitrators came from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Africa and the Middle East (as of 31 December 2018). A recent article by the American.. read more →

It’s Ok To Talk About Race! Experiences To Help Unlock BAME Talent In The Legal Sector

According to the McGregor-Smith Review – Race in the Workplace, the potential benefit for the UK economy from full representation of BAME individuals across the labour market is estimated to be £24 billion a year, representing 1.3% GDP. Yet only 1 in 16 top management positions are held by a BAME person. Successful businesses recognise the benefits that.. read more →

NOTICED network identifies areas of improvement for city law firms concerning multiculturalism and diversity

NOTICED, the first UK inter-firm diversity network, earlier today launched a Best Practice Report including their top five recommendations enabling law firms to continue to show their support for multiculturalism and diversity recruitment. NOTICED member Hogan Lovells hosted the launch where District Judge Tan Ikram shared his views on the issues highlighted by and recommendations.. read more →

An insight into visible differences in the workplace

On 1 February 2019 – World Hijab Day – trainees Aneesa Khan and Sofia Aslam ran an event at Ashurst to raise awareness of visible differences in the workplace. Q. What was the reasoning behind the event? Sofia: For me, wearing the hijab in the workplace led me to consider the impact of this visible.. read more →

Interview with Afolarin Awosika at Stephenson Harwood

Trainee solicitor, Afolarin Awosika, reflects on his experiences entering the legal profession and talks about what more law firms can do to promote diversity within the profession. 1.When did you decide to be a lawyer? What challenges did you have to overcome? I decided to pursue a career in law when I was at school,.. read more →