LGBTQ Pride

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

26 June 2020

#PrideInside in 2020 and reflections on allyship at Kingsley Napley

Tomorrow, global organisations across the world are celebrating Global Pride, and I wanted to write to say how much it means to us at Kingsley Napley to celebrate Pride and to support our LGBTQ colleagues. 

Stephen Parkinson

17 June 2020

Gender neutral legal drafting – not why, but why not?

On sitting down to write this blog, I was a little embarrassed. When you actually take the time to think about drafting legal documents in a way that is gender neutral, it seems to me that the question isn’t why do this, but why not?

Roberta Draper

11 June 2020

Covid 19 Crisis - Can we afford (not) to invest in equality, diversity and inclusion initiatives?

In 2012 we formed an LGBTQ* & Allies network at Kingsley Napley (KN).  I’m ashamed to say that the impetus to form this network came not from within, but from Scott, a new joiner who upon his arrival was surprised, and critical (rightly so) to find that no such network existed at KN.   

Melinka Berridge

27 May 2020

The Home Office welcomes same sex couples, but only those lucky enough to live in a liberal state

The UK spouse visa has been the subject of frequent criticism and has rarely been out of the news since the rules surrounding it were completely changed in 2012. This is predominantly as a result of the stringent and often exclusionary financial requirements imposed. However, when you take a look at the basic relationship requirements imposed by this route, it is exclusionary in an unexpectedly discriminatory way.

Elli Graves

17 May 2020

IDAHOBIT Day 2020: I am an Ally

This Sunday marks International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.  On this day, over 130 countries around the world draw attention to the various forms of discrimination and violence that the LGBTQ community continue to experience. It serves as a reminder each year of the work which is still needed to achieve LGBTQ equality.  David Sleight, a Partner and ally, at Kingsley Napley shares his experience below.

David Sleight

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