Diversity Matters

10 November 2020

Shannett Thompson Chair of the BAME & Allies Network, shares her career path to Partner and helpful tips

Shannett Thompson, Partner in Regulatory and Chair of Kingsley Napley's BAME & Allies Network, recently shared her perspectives with Legal Women on her career path in to law, her journey to Partner, combatting adversity and helpful tips she would give her younger self.

Shannett Thompson

22 October 2020

How can we help ensure black history is a core part of the curriculum beyond Black History Month?

During Black History Month a great deal of attention is rightly paid to teaching black history in schools and colleges. Outside of October is a different matter, as the curriculum focuses on a predominantly white perspective of events to the detriment of students and society. This is not a criticism of teachers, who do a great deal of excellent work and are under immense pressure to teach the parts of history which will help students do well in their exams. However, the range of history taught in schools does need to expand and anyone involved with a school can help speed up this change.

12 October 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020 - a BAME perspective

Addressing mental health issues can often be seen as a taboo within the BAME community. The reasons for this are complex and include both cultural and societal reasons. As an Asian male, I know mental health is treated as a “theory” or a “myth”; something that is not really there. In this blog, I want to touch upon the reasons for this, but more importantly, I want to share how I try to keep my mental health positive.

Satvir Sokhi

31 July 2020

An independent, strong, diverse and effective legal profession – if at first you don’t succeed, try try again, but how many chances do we need?

We recently wrote about the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives in promoting a good working culture within law firms, and explained why one of the key responsibilities of any employer is to create both a diverse and an inclusive workplace.

Jessica Clay

20 July 2020

Racial inequality in mental healthcare

In this blog, Sevim and Satvir look at racial inequality in mental healthcare and explore the reasons for this inequality.

Sevim Ahmet

Diversity and Inclusion at Kingsley Napley

Diversity and Inclusion at Kingsley Napley

Our BAME group's film screening of The Hard Stop

Attended by KN employees and the Stop and Search Legal Project.

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Kingsley Napley Diversity and Inclusion Statistics 2019

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LGBTQ and allies network

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BAME network group

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International Women's Day 2019

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BAME webinar: Challenges faced at work

Recorded Monday 3 December 2018.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: supporting trans employees in the workplace

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Kingsley Napley listed in the “Top 25 in the Legal Sector” of the Workplace Equality Index 2019

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#IDAHOBIT day 2019

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#BalanceForBetter

We discuss unconscious bias, the gender pay gap and shared parental leave for International Women’s Day 2019

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#Pride2019

Kingsley Napley are publishing a series of blogs to celebrate Pride and to raise awareness about the issues facing LGBT+ people in our communities.

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BAME book club: Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race

Our most recent book.

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