Fusion Network – the BAME network launched by the London office of Mayer Brown

In February 2018, the London office of Mayer Brown launched its BAME network, ­ Fusion.   Network co-chairs Natalie Carter and Joseph Otoo, and committee member Dexter Williams-Ollivierre discuss the aim of the network. Why was Fusion set up? Joseph: The London office has a number of affinity networks but we recognised there was a gap,.. read more →

Why Contextual Recruitment System is important?

Access to the legal profession must be open and fair and the barriers that may deter talented individuals through our social mobility initiatives should be broken down.  The wider legal community must ensure that prospective students are not deterred from studying law or pursuing a career in law if they are not from wealthy or.. read more →

Is Racism Real? The experiences of Black and minority ethnic workers

A report in September 2017 presented findings from polling commissioned by the TUC from ICM. It was conducted with a panel of 1,003 Black and minority ethnic (BAME) workers. The findings show that BAME workers face many forms of discrimination and racism such as: verbal abuse; racist comments and jokes; bullying and harassment; physical violence;.. read more →

Race Disparity Audit Review

Prime Minister Theresa May published the Race Disparity Audit and launched a new permanent ‘Ethnicity Facts and Figures’ website on 10 October 2017. The Race Disparity Audit was initially announced in August 2016, with the intention of highlighting how people of different ethnicities are treated across public services. The website contains thousands of statistics covering.. read more →

Parker Review final report on ethnic diversity on boards

The government-backed Parker Review Committee published its final report on the ethnic diversity of UK boards on 12 October 2017, which contains three key recommendations are as follows: 1. Increase the ethnic diversity of UK boards: There should be at least one director of colour on each FTSE 100 board by 2021 and each FTSE.. read more →