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03
Dec

NOTICED Welcomes Jenner & Block to the Network

NOTICED is delighted to announce that Jenner & Block, an internationally renowned firm for dispute resolution and investigations, has joined our network of leading UK law firms to promote diversity in the legal profession.  “We are excited to have Jenner & Block join the roster of member firms,” said Nic Patmore, from the NOTICED Steering...
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12
Aug

NOTICED welcomes Covington and Macfarlanes to the network

NOTICED is delighted to welcome Covington and Macfarlanes to the network. The addition of Covington and Macfarlanes follows the recent addition of Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Slaughter & May, Freeths, Forsters, DAC Beachcroft and Walker Morris to NOTICED’s membership earlier in the summer.  NOTICED Co-Chair Sid Shukla, and Steering Committee member Nic Patmore jointly commented: “It is great to...
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02
Aug

NOTICED is delighted to launch a partnership with GROW Mentoring

NOTICED is delighted to launch a partnership with GROW Mentoring, a registered charity and legal mentoring diversity initiative which pairs aspiring lawyers with mentors from similar backgrounds, communities or interests within the legal industry.  Our NOTICED mentors (trainee solicitors, associates and Partners within our member firms) will offer tailored advice to talented students and graduates...
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12
Jul

New Podcast Series 2021: Comparing ethnicity pay reporting with gender pay gap reporting

In the first of a series of podcasts, Justin Tarka and Rebecca Emery of our member firm, Olgetree Deakin, discuss the recent push for ethnicity pay reporting in the United Kingdom.   The speakers compare ethnicity pay reporting with gender pay gap reporting.  The speakers also address the challenges of implementing ethnicity pay reporting and...
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17
Jun

NOTICED is delighted to welcome seven new member firms to the network

NOTICED is delighted to welcome seven new member firms to the network. Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Slaughter & May, Freeths, Forsters, DAC Beachcroft and Walker Morris have recently joined NOTICED with a view to furthering the network’s activities for 2021 and onwards on the important issues of ethnic diversity and multiculturalism in the profession.  NOTICED Co-Chair...
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25
Jan

NOTICED Law firms join forces to ensure firms are equipped to have conversations about race

As organisations across the UK continue efforts to improve ethnic diversity and promote better understanding of race, a number of the UK’s leading law firms have joined forces to provide guidance that will enable effective conversations about race and racism in the workplace. NOTICED, the UK’s first inter-law firm diversity network which is comprised of...
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06
Dec

Black History Month 2020: A Tale of Two Identities – Hogan Lovells International LLP (London office)

To say that the year 2020 has been unlike any other would be a great understatement.  Amidst the well-publicised stories of police brutality and discrimination against black and other minority communities (perhaps most notably in the viral footage of George Floyd’s killing), the COVID-19 pandemic and various tiers of lockdown, it was always going to be a...
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29
Sep

How to transform D&I from buzzwords to actual results: things you can do

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) – We have all heard these two buzzwords being used together a million times, but in reality they rarely go hand in hand. Many law firms have now set hiring or promotion targets – this may boost diversity numbers, but this does not naturally lead you to achieving inclusion. In fact,...
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03
Aug

BAME: more harm than good?

The word “BAME” is a commonly used acronym for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic. In many ways the terminology has become an umbrella term to describe anything “non-white”. But what does it actually mean to be BAME? And is grouping “non-white” as BAME a good thing or does it oversimplify and remove the cultural and...
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10
Dec

Hampton-Alexander Review publishes latest report on improvements in female representation in senior leadership positions in FTSE 350 companies

The Hampton-Alexander Review recently published its latest (2019) report which considered whether progress has been made in improving female representation in senior leadership positions in FTSE 350 companies. In 2016, the Hampton-Alexander Review established five key recommendations to improve senior female representation. These included establishing a target of 33% of women in leadership positions of...
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