1 October 2021

Facing up to reality


Featured in our Diversity Report (October 2021)


Time and data gathering are cited as big problems, but very few firms admit that the relative absence of Black lawyers is their biggest diversity challenge

Diversity can be a manyheaded Hydra: for every problem solved, two more seem to emerge. But you would never appreciate that from reading law firm websites, where the word diversity features routinely, supplemented by positive abstract terms that are carefully chosen by expert marketing professionals to describe just how important D&I are to their firm.

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