How to transform D&I from buzzwords to actual results: things you can do

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) – We have all heard these two buzzwords being used together a million times, but in reality they rarely go hand in hand. Many law firms have now set hiring or promotion targets – this may boost diversity numbers, but this does not naturally lead you to achieving inclusion. In fact,.. read more →

BAME: more harm than good?

The word “BAME” is a commonly used acronym for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic. In many ways the terminology has become an umbrella term to describe anything “non-white”. But what does it actually mean to be BAME? And is grouping “non-white” as BAME a good thing or does it oversimplify and remove the cultural and.. read more →

Hampton-Alexander Review publishes latest report on improvements in female representation in senior leadership positions in FTSE 350 companies

The Hampton-Alexander Review recently published its latest (2019) report which considered whether progress has been made in improving female representation in senior leadership positions in FTSE 350 companies. In 2016, the Hampton-Alexander Review established five key recommendations to improve senior female representation. These included establishing a target of 33% of women in leadership positions of.. read more →

Herbert Smith Freehills Supports “The African Promise”

“International arbitration does not lack critics. A particularly common criticism is the absence of cultural and ethnic diversity among arbitrators. In the words of Sarah François-Poncet of Salans, some twenty years ago, the usual suspects are ‘pale, male, and stale’. Despite numerous initiatives to support and encourage diversity, and the diversification of the pools from.. read more →

Black History Month Event Report: The Impact of Black Britons – An evening with Reggie Yates

In celebration of Black History Month (“BHM“), Hogan Lovells’ Multicultural Network, the 2019 Hogan Lovells BHM team and the NOTICED network organised an evening event with Royal Television Society award winning documentary maker Reggie Yates, as our main guest to speak about the Impact of Black Britons at Hogan Lovells’ offices. We were joined by.. read more →