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Freshfields and Hogan Lovells among firms signing up to diversity careers platform

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  • Chris' efforts will lead to a positive changes in the legal industry. Thank you Chris!

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  • As an Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors at my University - and a student from an unconventional background - I cannot stress enough how important Aspiring Solicitors is for students who feel that their background inhibits their ability to progress in the legal profession. The knowledge that schemes like Aspiring Solicitors exist is greatly reassuring and Chris is a passionate and fantastic mentor.

    I encourage any student reading this to reach out to their University's Aspiring Solicitors team or, if a team isn't established yet, reach out to Chris to start that process.

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  • Chris White is committed to improving diversity within the legal industry and aims to break down real socio-economic barriers to entering the profession. He brings to the table his own personal experiences combined with an intimate knowledge of working as a solicitor in private practice. I encourage all aspiring solicitors to take advantage of this valuable resource.

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  • Diversity ????? Interesting. I keep getting told that all firms have signed up to this - Yeh, right!!

    In theory, no-one's allowed to discriminate, in practice the invariable response is there's someone else "better fitted for the role". The same, naturally, applies to age.

    So, where does that leave me? Loads of experience but old, disabled + unemployed. Inevitably, the longer I'm without a post redundancy job, the less likely I am to get one.

    Now what???

    [BYW, am also female + working class)

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  • I am very proud and happy that Hogans and Freshfield is involving themselves in the promotion of diversity by being involved in a Diversity Fair. What is had to understand is the firms disconnect in bring those same sentiments and commitment to their US offices? Can somebody address why there are not any black partners at the Hogan nor Freshfield offices in DC or NYC. Hogan does have a black partner running their Brazilian office but that is about it. Sad.........

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  • Chris is passionate, dedicated and a true inspiration! Encouraging diversity in the legal profession is extremely important for this generation's young lawyers and it's about time this is recognised! I have no doubt that Aspiring Solicitors will be the catalyst in changing the Legal World for the better. I can't wait!

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