Legal Cheek talks… law firms’ commitment to diversity

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Genuine enthusiasm, or buying appearance?


This week, Legal Cheek‘s Katie King interviewed Robert Hunter — a profoundly deaf lawyer whose experience of life as a corporate solicitor prompted him to set up his own network for disabled City professionals, City Disabilities.

The charity is going well, but having spoken to Hunter it’s clear there is a genuine concern out there that diversity in the legal profession is becoming heavily commercialised — and not for the better. Though law firms and chambers are more than keen to trumpet their pro-inclusivity mantra, some are sceptical this is a mere outward appearance, a way for firms to pay their way out of the, very real, diversity problem. Katie King and fellow journo Tom Connelly talk this through.