LATEST REPORT

Diversity Report

October 2021


In this issue:

  • Fear & Hope: Under pressure to ‘talk less and do more’ in diversity 
  • Facing up to Reality: Top firms lag behind with too few Black lawyers 
  • ‘Law firms are not looking in the right places’ – Flo Anderson profiles Netanya Clixby, LGBT+ rights champion 
  • ‘Some parts of the Bar have a diversity problem’ – Derek Sweeting QC, Chair of the Bar, talks to Dominic Carman 
  • ‘Racism is often subtle’ – Law Society president, I.Stephanie Boyce

Latest News

October 2021 News

Failure and Fault:
What NatWest’s £400m fine tells us about corporate liability for money laundering

John Binns, partner in the Financial Crime team at BCL Solicitors LLP. considers whether NatWest’s guilty plea last week to failures under the UK’s money-laundering regulations – but is it right to call this a ‘failure to prevent’ by the bank? 

October 2021 News

US Supreme Court: Discovery and the ZF Petition

Ryan Cable and Alex Cheah of Signature Litigation LLP consider whether the US Supreme Court may determine the availability of discovery in support of foreign private arbitrations

October 2021 News

SPACs: Next Stop Europe

The Maples Group examines the future potential of SPACs in Europe

October 2021 News

‘Racism is often subtle’

If you happen to be Black, you’re twice as likely to leave the profession earlier than your white counterparts – this must change, says Law Society president, I. Stephanie Boyce

October 2021 News

‘Some parts of the Bar have a diversity problem’

Chair of the Bar, Derek Sweeting QC, tells Dominic Carman that the Bar needs to reflect society

October 2021 News

‘Law firms are not looking in the right places’

Netanya Clixby tells Reports Legal that firms need to look harder in their search for diverse legal talent