2018 AWARDS

RESULTS 2017

The 2017 UK Diversity Legal Awards celebration took place on Tuesday 28th November at the prestigious Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London. The Awards were presented by award-winning author, broadcaster and journalist, Afua Hirsch. Congratulations to all winners, you are an inspiration for our continuing efforts in striving for an equal profession!

WINNERS

BSN Lifetime Achievement Award

BSN Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Leslie Thomas QC

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Dr Leslie Thomas QC Speaking at UKDLA

Recruiting Diverse Talent

Recruiting Diverse Talent

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Managing Diverse Talent

Managing Diverse Talent

Addleshaw Goddard

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BSN Rising Star

BSN Rising Star

Charlene Brown, BNY Mellon

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Diversity Champion

Diversity Champion

Caroline Newman, African Women Lawyers’ Association

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Large Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

Large Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

Hogan Lovells (Trans inclusion initiative)

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SME Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

SME Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

Descartes Solicitors (Evelyn Ofori-Koree)

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In-house Legal Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

In-house Legal Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

ITV – Legal Social Mobility Partnership

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Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year

Garden Court Chambers (Social Mobility/BAME)

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Outstanding BAME Employee Network of the Year

Outstanding BAME Employee Network of the Year

InterLaw Diversity Forum BAME Network

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BSN Lawyer of the Year

BSN Lawyer of the Year

Millicent Grant, CILEx (President)

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Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award

Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award

Segun Osuntokun, Berwin Leighton Paisner (Partner)

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2017 Finalists

ORGANISATION/TEAM AWARDS

Recruiting Diverse Talent

  • Menzies Law
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Managing Diverse Talent

  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Eversheds Sutherland

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Law Firm (Large)

  • Gowling WLG (UK) LLP
  • Hogan Lovells International LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Linklaters LLP

Law Firm (Sole practitioner or SME)

  • Descartes Solicitors – Evelyn Ofori-Koree (Principal and Director)
  • Fortune Law – Shainul Kassam (Founder)

Chambers

  • Garden Court Chambers
  • Western Circuit Women’s Forum

In-house Legal

  • Barclays – BLEW Programme
  • BNP Paribas
  • ITV – Legal Social Mobility Partnership

Outstanding Multi-cultural / BAME Employee Network

  • InterLaw Diversity Forum BAME Network
  • NOTICED (UK law firm diversity network – multiculturalism)

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Diversity Champion

  • Caroline Newman (African Women Lawyers’ Association)
  • Rashda Rana SC (6 St James Hall Chambers)
  • Macky O’Sullivan (King & Spalding LLP)
  • Segun Osuntokun (Berwin Leighton Paisner)

BSN Rising Star

  • Charlene Brown (BNY Mellon)
  • Omosuyi Fred-Omojole (Dentons UKMEA LLP)
  • Zeenat Islam (25 Bedford Row)
  • Ofei Kwafo-Akoto (Proskauer Rose (UK) LLP)

BSN Lawyer of the Year

  • David Ampaw (DLA Piper)
  • Karen Cargill (Aon)
  • Millicent Grant (CILEx)
  • Ijeoma Okoli (JPMorgan Chase & Co)

BSN Lifetime Achievement

  • Dr Leslie Thomas QC (Chair and Joint Head, Garden Court Chambers)
  • Sarosh Zaiwalla (Founder & Senior Partner, Zaiwalla & Co)

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