Results: 2011 Diversity League Table and UK Diversity Legal Awards

| 15/11/2011 | 0 Comments

The winners of UK Diversity Legal Awards were announced at the launch of the 2011, Law Society sponsored, BSN Diversity League Table. This packed event was held last night in London, and was hosted by leading City firm, Linklaters.

Over 160 people filled the large auditorium and listened to a keynote speech delivered by the Solicitor General, Edward Garnier QC MP. This was preceded by a lively Diversity Panel Discussion involving; Michael Webster (DLT Editor) Professor Peter Urwin (DLT’s Head Researcher) and Vanessa Havard-Williams, (Partner and co-chair of the Gender Network at Linklaters). The discussion, and the evening, were hosted by BBC News Education Correspondent, Reeta Chakrabarti.

Mr Garnier said in his speech, “These awards, and the fact that you have been a winner or recognised in some other way, are of course welcome in themselves, but they also say something positive about you as people, as employers, as providers of legal services and about the legal profession in this country.”

On the importance of investing in diversity, Mr Garnier said, “ For the enlightened and international law firms such as those represented here tonight, investment in diversity isn’t only proper, it’s canny.”

He added, “A good lawyer is a good lawyer, but a good lawyer who understands the client, the client’s country and how best to relate the services of a UK law firm to the market in question is more than an asset.”


To read the full press release, please follow the link and visit the website of the Black Solicitors Network.


The Diversity League Table is a Black Solicitors Network initiative, first published in 2006. It is sponsored by the Law Society and supported by the Bar Council, the Legal Services Board (LSB), the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).

Black Solicitors Network is a Law Society Group and a not-for-profit organisation. Formally recognised by the Law Society in 2003, the BSN has been supporting and promoting the development of minority lawyers in the UK since 1995. Participation in the Diversity League Table is voluntary.

The Diversity League Table is research project-managed and published by Satsuma on behalf of the Black Solicitors Network.

For more information on the Diversity League Table please contact Satsuma (Consultancy) on 0845 057 0515 or by email on:

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