NOTICED Law firms join forces to ensure firms are equipped to have conversations about race

As organisations across the UK continue efforts to improve ethnic diversity and promote better understanding of race, a number of the UK’s leading law firms have joined forces to provide guidance that will enable effective conversations about race and racism in the workplace. NOTICED, the UK’s first inter-law firm diversity network which is comprised of.. read more →

Black History Month 2020: A Tale of Two Identities – Hogan Lovells International LLP (London office)

To say that the year 2020 has been unlike any other would be a great understatement.  Amidst the well-publicised stories of police brutality and discrimination against black and other minority communities (perhaps most notably in the viral footage of George Floyd’s killing), the COVID-19 pandemic and various tiers of lockdown, it was always going to be a.. read more →

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 →