Over 20 lawyers at top law firms have been named as LGBT+ leaders in the OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model Lists 2019.
BPP University Law School has announced the trial of a number of mental health focused initiatives. Mindfulness and meditation classes will be rolled out for students preparing to enter the legal profession. These measures are in response to the ever- growing number of law students and lawyers suffering from mental health related illness.
One of the UK’s largest supermarkets, Tesco, has come under fire over the last 5 years as 5,000 claimants bring equal pay claims against the supermarket. These claims may result in £2.5 billion of backpay, with each claimant potentially receiving £10,000. Tesco is not the only supermarket facing backlash against pay discrimination; Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury and Co-op are all battling ongoing cases.
Peter Herbert, the chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, is suing the Ministry of Justice for racial discrimination. This raises long-standing concerns about the judiciary’s composition and will potentially trigger more substantive discourse on diversity in the legal profession.