Diversity – Doesn’t H.R do that?

Diversity – Doesn’t H.R do that?

Yesterday’s publication by the UK government of  an audit on race disparity would have fed well into the discussion we had at our Leading Lawyers Club, a regular networking event run by Laurence Simons, Lexis Nexis and Radius Law.  We met to discuss diversity within the legal profession – are we doing enough?  A panel discussion was moderated by Iain Larkins, Director from Radius Law and the participants were Chris White, Founder of Aspiring Lawyers, James Hutchens from Aspiring Lawyers; Barry Matthews, Director, Legal Affairs and Third Party Sales at ITV and S.R.A. Board Member;  Clare Butler, Global Managing Director, Laurence Simons and 30% Club advocate.  Discussion was informed and informative.  Passionate and practical.

The panel agreed that to be selected because you are the best person for the job is paramount.   But what does this mean?  Legal talent is not only about

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Louisa leads marketing for the in-house legal community at LexisNexis. She joined the dedicated in-house team at LexisNexis four years ago and has a passion for driving and facilitating initiatives which are customer-focused at their heart. Her vision is to support in-house counsel succeed in their fast-evolving role based on deep insight, data analysis and best practice gathered across the in-house community.

Prior to her in-house focused role, Louisa led the marketing for the bar and mid-market private practice sectors as well as product marketing lead for LexisPSL – LexisNexis’ cloud based, practical guidance and legal research software solution.

She brings 20 years’ marketing experience both client and agency side, specialising in B2B marketing in the Legal, TMT (Telco, Media and Technology) and Financial Services industries. In both South Africa, Europe and the UK.

Louisa is also an active member on the LexisNexis Gender Equality Matters (GEM) steering committee and is involved with the Families at LexisNexis Group which brings together, supports and lobbies for change those with an interest in balancing the challenges of work and family.