For me, the importance of the LGBTQ+ and Allies network at KN rests on how much awareness I have gained, and the feeling of warmth, respect and generosity that radiates from the network, particularly from its leaders. I know that it is a very safe and supportive place, wherein anyone can feel like they belong.”
Úna Campbell (she/her), Legal Apprentice
Kingsley Napley is committed to bringing colleagues and allies together in a shared aim of creating an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace and community, where we can all reach our full potential without fear of discrimination.
Our LGBTQ and Allies network is an active and engaging sub-group of Kingsley Napley's Diversity and Inclusion group. Our network celebrates days of specific LGBTQ importance throughout the year. We attend external events and hold monthly meetings where we come together to work towards an inclusive workplace. We create a supportive and welcoming space for LGBTQ and allies across the firm, which is reflected in our inclusive firm benefits and policies. We are proud to be Stonewall Diversity Champions and members of the Law Society Diversity and Inclusion Charter.
Here's just some of what we did in 2021.
As part of LGBT History Month, we created an information leaflet and held discussions within the firm
evolved all our corporate policies to ensure they are fully inclusive, including removing all gendered pronouns from KN letterheads and arranging training and awareness sessions.
marked days of relevance during the calendar, such as Lesbian and Bisexual Visibility Weeks and Non-binary people’s day with a variety of blogs, advice and social media activities
ensured our new office, which opened in Summer 2021, is fully inclusive, including the introduction of rainbow lanyards for all staff during their induction and the appropriate labelling of the toilets.
on Transgender Day of Visibility, Stonewall provided virtual training to over 50 colleagues, while we also donated to the Outside Project.
donated financially and with IT equipment to LGBTQ+ charities the Outside Project and Rainbow Migration.