Tag: Social mobility

Legal profession making ‘significant progress’ on diversity — but top roles remain a problem

Lawyers disproportionately likely to come from privileged backgrounds, report finds

Nov 27 2020 9:47am

Law firms dominate social mobility employer list

Top ten spots for BCLP, Browne Jacobson, HSF and Bakers

Nov 11 2020 12:09pm

Legal sector dominates social mobility power list

Top ten spots for Baker McKenzie, Linklaters and BCLP

Oct 9 2019 8:44am

Linklaters launches new ‘virtual reality’ legal internship

The digital internship is designed to improve social mobility

Jun 13 2019 3:33pm
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Top criminal QC: ‘Let’s give disadvantaged kids role models beyond pop stars and YouTubers’

Chris Daw QC’s social mobility film featured on BBC1’s The One Show goes viral among profession

Sep 14 2018 1:15pm

14 law firms named on 2018 social mobility power list

Top 10 spots for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Baker McKenzie

Jul 12 2018 8:43am

Number of privately-educated law students falls as state school kids increase by thousands

Exclusive: Profession's social mobility problem not reflected at university level

Feb 28 2018 9:18am

‘Introduce quotas for state school educated barristers and judges,’ suggests Guardian journalist

Ellie Mae O’Hagan tells Legal Cheek she hopes column will help 'address the problem of elitism'

Aug 8 2017 1:23pm

City law firms dominate first ever social mobility employer index

MoJ and Inner Temple also recognised for their endeavours to help disadvantaged young people

Jun 21 2017 12:18pm

‘Social mobility initiatives are targeting the wrong people: I would know — I was one of them’

Legal Cheek’s Katie King explains why they must be more selective

Jun 6 2017 9:05am

Research: Israel, Italy, New Zealand and South Africa all have more diverse judiciaries than us

Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and the USA too

Apr 26 2017 11:05am

Diversity isn’t working, says Somali refugee who beat odds to become a barrister

Hashi Mohamed was raised exclusively on state benefits, and he believes open recruitment has made ‘little if any difference’

Apr 18 2017 12:13pm

‘My teacher told me I was too soft to be a lawyer, now I’m a partner at a Knightsbridge firm’

Kevin Poulter tells us why his teacher's terse words encouraged him to pursue a career in law

Apr 18 2017 9:12am

First non-white Old Bailey judge was told to ‘try hairdressing instead’

Judge Anuja Ravindra Dhir QC also recalls being mistaken for a defendant when she was at the bar

Apr 10 2017 10:29am

‘Pink Floyd’s manager tricked me into becoming a lawyer’

Why media law partner Mark Stephens has always felt like an outsider in his profession

Apr 10 2017 9:17am

Plymouth High School for Girls pupils crowned Bar Mock Trial champions

Devon sixth formers emerge victorious in final presided over by Sir Brian Leveson

Mar 27 2017 12:19pm

One third of legal professionals believe their firm could do more to help disadvantaged young people

But charity-backed research shows finance faired far worse

Mar 7 2017 3:26pm