The diversity series—An interview with Robin White

The diversity series—An interview with Robin White

Last week, we met with employment and discrimination advocate: Robin White. A dedicated and enthusiastic barrister, Robin has spent 25 years at the bar, the majority of those years spent working at Old Square Chambers. In our recent interview we discussed her experience of transition, life at the bar and trans discrimination.

While detaching the personal from the professional comes with the job, as a trans woman, Robin’s position is fairly unique. Robin herself explains that the trans community itself is fairly minute: only 2% of the entire population are trans and the number of practicing trans individuals is even smaller. As a result, Robin’s professional life can be complicated. Working across a complex case load acting for both claimants and defendants in discrimination cases- in any given week Robin may be acting at two extremes of discrimination

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Catherine is one of the Future of Law's digital editors. She graduated from Durham University with a degree in English Literature and worked at a barristers chambers before joining Lexis Nexis.