What is diversity? Despite a multiplicity of available definitions, there is no straightforward answer to this apparently simple question. Indeed, the 5.6 billion results provided by a quick Google search of the word shows that diversity ranks midway between comparable searches for the word God (6.6 billion) and religion (4.6 billion).
No one can doubt that law firms are significantly more diverse than they were a generation ago.
Predicting the future is always dangerous. But one prediction can be made with a degree of certainty: the more diverse that law firms become, the less their commitment to diversity will need to be analysed and discussed.
Drawing on her own experience, Tameka Davis, Partner and Chair of Conyers’ Global Diversity and Inclusion Committee, outlines her thoughts on D&I priorities
For a small country of just 660,000 people, Luxembourg can boast some big numbers.
Dominic Carman recently met with Maples’ Jersey Head of Office, Nick Evans, and local partners – Simon Hopwood, Paul Burton, Mark Crichton, Tim Morgan and David Allen – to discuss the current Jersey market and the firm’s plans for future growth.
‘The quality of our judges? It’s like explaining that you have Lionel Messi and he’s really good; it just doesn’t need explaining’ What Cayman’s leading disputes lawyers have to say about their judges.
Dominic Carman examines why litigants seeking to vindicate or enforce their rights with minimal risk increasingly flock to the Cayman courts.
Despite an abundance of local talent, London’s heavyweight commercial silks are invariably the clients’ choice to fight big money disputes.
Colm Rafferty, head of Maples’ Irish Corporate team in Dublin, tells Dominic Carman why he remains bullish about the Irish market