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  • Samuel Clague: Increasing the representation of Black people in law

    • 30 Jun 2021
    • Samuel Clague

    Samuel Clague Founder & CEO of The Stephen James Partnership, shares his initiatives to increase the representation of Black people in law.

  • Women in Law: five pieces of advice

    • 7 Aug 2017
    • The Lawyer

    One of the questions I frequently ask experienced, successful women lawyers is, “if you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would you say to her?” Here is a distillation of their wisdom.

  • My Pride Story: I’ve been at my firm 17 years – trainees are much more open now

    • 4 Jul 2017
    • The Lawyer

    I joined Hogan Lovells (or Lovell White Durrant as it then was) as a trainee solicitor in 2000 and have been a partner in the financial services litigation team since 2012.

  • Law is losing talented women: what can we do?

    • 3 Jul 2017
    • The Lawyer

    Law is losing talented women. The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Annual Statistics report Reveals the scale of the problem: despite significantly more women than men studying law, receiving training contracts and qualifying as solicitors only 33 per cent of partners across the UK are women.

  • My Pride Story: LGBT students must ask firms the challenging questions

    • 2 Jul 2017
    • The Lawyer

    Vera Vollmann is a trainee solicitor at Slaughter and May.

  • Two in five female barristers have been harassed at the Bar

    • 11 Jul 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Two out of every five female barristers have experienced harassment at the Bar, a new report claims today.

  • My Pride Story: “I’m a trans QC – I dreaded telling people but have had amazing support”

    • 21 Jun 2016
    • The Lawyer

    2 Temple Gardens’ Caroline Harrison QC concludes our ‘My Pride Story’ series with her experience of joining the Bar as Michael to taking silk as Caroline.

  • My Pride Story: “I’m black and queer. We need more role models”

    • 20 Jun 2016
    • The Lawyer

    Isaac Eloi is a paralegal and future trainee at Midlands firm Freeths. This is his Pride Story.

  • My Pride Story: “I was disowned by my family but I’m accepted at the bar”

    • 19 Jun 2016
    • The Lawyer

    Today’s Pride week profile features No 5 Chambers barrister S Chelvan.

  • My Pride Story: “The clerks knew long before I told the barristers”

    • 16 Jun 2016
    • Joanne Harris

    In today’s Pride Story, Hardwicke’s Brie Stevens-Hoare QC acknowledges the ‘privileged’ position she finds herself in – but says it was not always the case.

  • My Pride Story: “I’ve always been out – and now I’m a managing partner”

    • 15 Jun 2016
    • The Lawyer

    Ahead of London’s Pride parade next weekend, Fieldfisher managing partner Michael Chissick shares his experiences.

  • My Pride Story: “I kept quiet until I became my set’s senior clerk”

    • 14 Jun 2016
    • The Lawyer

    3 Hare Court senior clerk James Donovan is the latest interview in our series of profiles to mark London Pride week.

  • My Pride Story: “I’m a trans partner in the City and I’m happy to be a role model”

    • 13 Jun 2016
    • The Lawyer

    In the second in our series of profiles to mark London Pride, we speak to Gowling WLG partner Clare Fielding.

  • My Pride Story: “I went back into the closet when I started in law, but I’m out now and proud”

    • 12 Jun 2016
    • The Lawyer

    Daisy Reeves is a banking partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner.

  • My career story: “I was pregnant at the same time I went up for partnership”

    • 5 Jun 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    Jannan Crozier is a corporate lawyer at Baker & McKenzie. She was pregnant through the partnership application process, and went on maternity leave one month after being made up in 2015.

  • How to plan ahead for maternity leave

    • 23 May 2016
    • Richard Simmons

    There is much a successful lawyer on the cusp of starting a family can do to ensure maternity transition is a success.

  • Women in Law: Why there’s no need to ‘outman’ the men to progress

    • 25 Apr 2016
    • The Lawyer

    How can young female lawyers make sure they fulfill their ambition and potential and progress up the career ladder?

  • Osborne Clarke hires first-ever diversity head to promote gender balance

    • 9 Mar 2016
    • Rachel Moloney

    Osborne Clarke has updated its firmwide strategy, putting the focus on sectors, client relationships and diversity in the next four years.

  • Time for an ugly truth: in some firms, disclosing disability isn’t a good idea

    • 26 Feb 2016
    • The Lawyer

    At the end of last year, The Lawyer published research findings on disability. According to their figures, 1 per cent of individuals at smaller law firms report having a disability, with the proportion falling to 0.7 per cent at larger firms.

  • Women in law: The critical career factors to focus on

    • 23 Feb 2016
    • The Lawyer

    There has never been a better time to be a woman contemplating a career in law.