This Monday, we partnered with The Times to stage the first Student Law Diversity Debate at The News Building on February 22.

More than 150 students, graduates and academics attended the event, sponsored by The Times and its daily legal affairs bulletin The Brief. The event followed the spotlight on diversity in February 2016’s edition of The Times’ Student Law supplement.

The debate panel was chaired by Baroness Brenda Hale, deputy president of the UK Supreme Court.

Panellist Charlotte Proudman, junior family law barrister and equality campaigner, said: “Thank you for organising a cracking event. I really enjoyed it. So very pleased gender equality in law is on the radar.”

Paul Gray, head of marketing at Brick Court Chambers, said: “That was an excellent evening in all ways – spirited discussion, engaging audience, great location and stellar panel.”

Chantelle Barton, marketing executive at Milkround, said: “It was a privilege to welcome over 100 students plus experts from the legal industry to our first Student Law Debate held in partnership with The Times and The Brief. Each of our panellists brought a very personal story about diversity in the legal profession to the discussion.

“Giving the next generation of lawyers the chance to hear from such highly-regarded professionals such as Baroness Hale, and encouraging them to engage with the issue of diversity, is key to a more inclusive future for the legal industry.”


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