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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Herbert Smith Freehills Supports “The African Promise”

“International arbitration does not lack critics. A particularly common criticism is the absence of cultural and ethnic diversity among arbitrators. In the words of...
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Increasing the diversity of international arbitrators and lawyers

Statistics from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes showed that 67% of the arbitrators appointed in cases were from Western Europe and...
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It’s Ok To Talk About Race! Experiences To Help Unlock BAME Talent In The Legal Sector

According to the McGregor-Smith Review – Race in the Workplace, the potential benefit for the UK economy from full representation of BAME individuals across...
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An insight into visible differences in the workplace

On 1 February 2019 – World Hijab Day – trainees Aneesa Khan and Sofia Aslam ran an event at Ashurst to raise awareness of...
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