Diversity Matters

6 May 2021

How to check if the law firm you are interviewing at is diversity friendly?

There are various drivers forcing law firms to embrace a more diverse workforce and to attract, promote and retain talent from all backgrounds, regardless of gender, gender-identity, race, ethnicity,  sexuality, religion, age, and socio-economic class (to name but a few).

Shannett Thompson

12 March 2021

IWD: The right to walk alone without fear – what I and other men need to be doing

Following the tragic events of this week, I have thought back to the past two weeks and considered how my position might have been different if I was a woman.  I now recognise just how incredibly ‘normal’ it has become for women to be warned against walking alone at night, which is something I have never had to consider as a man.  This dichotomy between the experiences of men and women has been made clear by the reaction across traditional and social media.

Philip Salvesen

7 March 2021

#ChooseToChallenge this International Women’s Day

Kingsley Napley continue to support International Women’s Day to help forge a more gender equal world. As a firm we pride ourselves on having a workforce made up of over 69% women, with more than 50% in the partnership. However, we know that much work still has to be done in the legal sector and beyond.

Katie Newbury

11 February 2021

Good maternity care: We need to talk about race

An urgent inquiry into systemic racism in the NHS and how it manifests itself in maternity care was launched yesterday. The Inquiry has been convened by Birthrights: an organisation dedicated to improving women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth.

Christopher James

1 February 2021

Ethnicity pay gap – still an issue, still on the agenda

Today will see the start of the UK’s first Race Equality Week (an initiative “to unite organisations and individuals in activity to address issues affecting ethnic minority employees”).  Whilst initiatives like this and, indeed, the UK’s first ever Ethnicity Pay Gap Day (8 January 2021) are very welcome and a cause for celebration and hope in relation to such matters, there is much work yet to be done on the issue of race equality and we cannot afford to be complacent.  The ethnicity pay gap is one aspect of this that still needs to be addressed, despite the recent publicity around it and the increasing pressure on Government to take action.

Bina Patel

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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#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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