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 →

Black British City Group and Society of Black Lawyers conference event

The Black British City Group and the Society of Black Lawyers hosted the “Breaking Barriers Student Law Conference” on 12 October 2018, the conference was attended by BAME students seeking a career in the legal profession. During the course of the day, the conference covered how aspiring lawyers from BAME backgrounds can leverage opportunities for career.. read more →

Women In Law event to celebrate Black History Month

NOTICED successfully hosted an event to celebrate Black History Month at the offices of Herbert Smith Freehills on 22 October 2018. The panel discussion, chaired by Faria Ali, focused on the experiences of women, from ethnic minority backgrounds, who have charted successful careers in the legal profession. Panellists included: Funke Abimbola (General Counsel, Roche); Melissa.. read more →

You Can’t Change What You Can’t See – Gender and Racial Bias In The Legal Industry

You Can’t Change What You Can’t See Released on 6 September 2018, the You Can’t Change What You Can’t See study, corroborates what many have known for years, that extensive gender and racial bias pervades the hiring, promotion, assignments and compensation processes in the legal industry. Conducted by the Center for WorkLife Law at the.. read more →

Black History Month Stem Cell Donation Drive

As part of Black History Month, Baker McKenzie will be hosting a stem cell donation drive. The event is held during Black History Month as those from the BAME communities are 3 times less likely to find a donor match than those with white Northern European backgrounds. The event will take place on Tuesday 16 October and.. read more →