‘Law firms are not looking in the right places’
Featured in our Diversity Report (October 2021)
Netanya Clixby tells Reports Legal that firms need to look harder in their search for diverse legal talent By Flo Anderson
As co-founder of the London Bisexual Network, a member of the Law Society’s LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee and a Trustee of Open For Business (an LGBT+ rights charity), the spotlight on diversity in the legal profession is close to Netanya Clixby’s heart. ‘Rather than trying to get a one size fits all, it has to be iterative,’ she says. As a member of both the Ethnic Minority (EM) and LGBT+ communities, Clixby has been vocal about her experiences as a ‘minority within a minority’ in the legal profession. Her commitment to diversity and inclusion (D&I) within the legal profession has most recently been recognised by being shortlisted as a finalist in the UK Diversity Legal Award’s ‘BSN In-house category.
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?