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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: Experiences of a Female Partner & Director in Latin America, by Ruby Asturias

Ruby Asturias is a Partner and Director at Pacheco Coto Guatemala. The first of an upcoming series of guest contributions,  for International Women’s Day she tells us about her experiences of being a woman lawyer in Latin America. Many people have observed that, in Latin America,[…]

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To be ‘out’ and proud, or walk the tightrope of truthful obscurity? By Brie Stevens-Hoare QC

Our final guest contribution for LGBT History Month, Brie Stevens-Hoare QC (Hardwicke Chambers) shares her advice for navigating clients and colleagues at the Bar. Brie is recommended in the latest edition of the Chambers UK Bar Guide. She is a client-focused property barrister experienced at dealing with property litigation,[…]

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Transformation Through Collaboration: How the InterLaw Diversity Forum is Changing the Legal Sector, by Daniel Winterfeldt

The third post in our series of LGBT History Month guest contributions, Daniel Winterfeldt, founder of InterLaw and Partner at CMS, shares his experiences of founding an LGBT network. With the influence of InterLaw growing year on year, here Daniel outlines his advice for longevity and[…]

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