STRESS AWARENESS MONTH: The Problematic Culture of the Legal Profession, by Karen Jackson

April 20, 2016
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Karen Jackson is a senior solicitor and is Director of didlaw, a boutique employment law firm founded in 2008 and specialising in disability discrimination, mental health issues in the workplace and work-related stress. She is a fierce advocate for the rights of employees who suffer mental illness and also advises employers on best practice. didlaw […]


From Law to Politics: Seeking Equality in the Legal Profession – Part 2

April 13, 2016
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This time 100 years ago, women were playing an essential role in keeping Britain going during the First World War: continuing production lines, rebuilding houses, leading communities and caring for the wounded and vulnerable – all of this, without the right to vote. As we know, 1918 saw the end of the war and the […]


The Idea Behind IDIA: Creating CHAMPS from Underprivileged Communities, by Shamnad Basheer

April 13, 2016
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Introduction: The IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education) project is a pan-India movement to train underprivileged students and help transform them to leading lawyers and community advocates. IDIA is premised on the notion that access to premier legal education empowers marginalized communities and helps them help themselves. The project is run on […]


IBA World Women Lawyers’ Conference takes place in Berlin April 7-8

March 31, 2016
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Following the success of the sixth IBA World Women Lawyers’ Conference, this year’s event will once again bring together some of the world’s leading practitioners to participate in sessions on recent legal topics and offer attendees an excellent opportunity to network and exchange experiences. The seventh award for the Outstanding International Women Lawyer 2016 will […]


From Law to Politics: Seeking Equality in the Legal Profession – Part 1

March 30, 2016
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“People tend to view that things are like they are and there’s nothing we can do about them – and I profoundly disagree. I think that in transforming ourselves, our society, our planet, we have the power to change things. We do ourselves and our world a great disservice by not taking that on.” With […]


Chambers Diversity joins forces with Baker Botts for USA diversity event

March 24, 2016
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I am delighted to announce details of our second diversity summit with Baker Botts. The event takes place on Thursday, June 16 at The Yale Club of New York. The summit will be followed by our Chambers Diversity Awards: USA 2016 evening reception. Baker Botts’ Diversity Counsel, Sylvia James, was recently named as a Top […]