Promoting diversity is a key priority for us. It is not simply the right thing to do, we also know that law firms which are diverse and inclusive are likely to be more successful.
These awards show that there are many firms making real progress and many people we can be proud of. I am confident that by working together we can continue to improve the diversity profile at all levels in the profession and in all areas of the legal sector.
Chief Executive of the Solicitors Regulation Authority
Linklaters is a leading global law firm, supporting clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. The firm is committed to excellence, aspiring to lead by example and to conduct every aspect of its business with integrity.
Diversity and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do. It has an effect on the way our people experience life in a broad sense and life at Linklaters specifically. It is a critical business driver which informs every major business function; being leaders in Diversity and Inclusion equals being leaders in business.
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At LexisNexis, we wholeheartedly believe that it is vital to support and protect diversity – both in our company and the profession. Valuing individuals and groups in a manner which is free from prejudice and fostering a climate where equality and mutual respect are intrinsic, opens us up to different perspectives, different views, different values – making us stronger. Making our ambitions reality.
By doing this, we help to create a justice system that inspires confidence from the public – and that makes the profession stronger. By doing this, we help to create a fairer and more just society – and that makes all of us stronger. By doing this we create the inspiration for the next generation. And that makes the future stronger.
Over the last 200 years, LexisNexis has stood hand-in-hand with the profession in taking positive steps in the right direction. Now, as much as ever before, it’s important we keep advancing. It is within this ambition, that we are proud to sponsor the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year award category covering Law firm (large), Law firm (Sole practitioner or SME), In-house legal and Chambers.
We are honoured to be the category sponsor of the ‘Outstanding BAME/Multi-cultural Employee Network Year’ for 2017. Employee Networks play a vital part of any diversity and inclusion agenda, they are the heartbeat of the employee base and in some instances the driving force behind some of the change in this space.
Prostate Cancer UK is the only UK-wide charity fighting to help more men survive prostate cancer, and enjoy a better quality of life by funding ground-breaking research, and pushing for improvements in care.
Our Men at Risk programme is about raising awareness amongst men who are at greatest risk of prostate cancer. Men who have a higher than average risk of prostate cancer are black men, men over 50 years old and men with a family history of prostate cancer.
1 man an hour dies of prostate cancer in the UK. 1 in 8 men will develop prostate cancer, and it is predicted to become the most common cancer of all by 2030.
We have a goal – Ten years to tame prostate cancer.
To find out more about our work go to www.prostatecanceruk.org