Doughty Street Chambers win the 2021 UK Diversity Legal Award for Managing Diverse Talent
Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to announce our latest success in the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2021.
Key to Chambers’ winning entry was our diversity collateral and initiatives as evidenced by our diversity data, demonstrating our significant progress in identifying, recruiting and retaining high quality candidates from a diverse applicant pool among staff and barristers.
Attending the glittering finalists’ awards ceremony with the Doughty Street team to collect the award on behalf of chambers as co-head of the Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing overarching strategy committee Henrietta Hill QC said,
“We are thrilled to win this award as a valued endorsement of our commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion values throughout every aspect of our business (staffing, recruitment, member composition, pupillage etc) and among our peers in the wider profession. However we will not rest on our laurels and know that there is more to be done: we remain firmly committed to taking positive steps to challenge the stereotype of what a barrister looks and sounds like”.
The UK Diversity Legal Awards was founded as an initiative of the award winning Black Solicitors Network (BSN) in 2009 to showcase and celebrate the excellent work being done by individuals, teams and organisations to engender greater diversity in the legal profession and inspire others to follow their lead.
Award participants include firms, chambers, in-house legal teams (private and public sector), suppliers to and individuals within the legal profession, and cover all diversity aspects including gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, social mobility, access to justice and mental health and wellbeing.
Supported by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, The Law Society of England and Wales and the Bar Council, the UK Diversity Legal Awards are the only industry awards in the UK which focus solely on recognising and promoting diversity, inclusion and equality across the legal profession.
More about the UK Diversity Legal Awards can be found here.
More about the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) can be found here.