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Linklaters with Pride


As we continue our Pride Month 2023 celebrations, we are proud to share a compilation of stories from our LGBTQ+ colleagues as part of our Proud to Work at Linklaters series. This collection includes reflections on their experiences, such as owning their identity, the importance of being authentic in the workplace and what Pride means to them.

As we celebrate Pride and the LGBTQ+ role models who have fought for equality, it serves as a reminder of the challenges still faced by this community and why visible allies are so important in the workplace. Linklaters is committed to being home to an inclusive culture where everyone feels comfortable to bring their whole selves to work.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this film.



There has never been a better time to highlight the challenges and issues still facing the LGBTQ+ community. The CorporateQueer photography exhibition by Fiona Freund is a deeply honest, wonderfully captured and extraordinarily candid insight into professionals who want to celebrate their own “queerness” or that of their allies and colleagues. 

As 2023 exhibition sponsors, the following six photos of Linklaters LGBTQ+ community and network form part of the 100+ on show at the end of Pride month in Guildhall Yard. Celebrating queerness in all its glory! 

Linklaters goal is to create an environment of inclusion and belonging for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. Inclusion is at the heart of our culture, and we aim to be a safe space where our LGBTQ+ colleagues can bring their whole self to work.


Hear from LGBTQ+ allies at Linklaters

Thomas McGrath and Angela Ogilvie - Executive LGBTQ+ Champions

"As the firm's Senior Champions for LGBTQ+, we are proud to stand in solidarity with the entire LGBTQ+ community. As well as celebrating the achievements and progress that has been made, it is also important that we use the opportunity this month provides to learn about the challenges and barriers that continue to be faced by LGBTQ+ people around the world.

This June, we will be creating a platform for our global network to share their feedback directly with us about how we can better champion them in Pride month, and beyond."

Angela Ogilvie Tom McGrath

Nicola Rabson - Partner, Employment & Incentives

"I have been the senior sponsor for our With Pride Allies network for many years, but I have spent very little time learning about the 'B' until recently. Many of us are probably aware of some of the issues faced by our bi friends and colleagues such as comments about 'it is a phase' or being assumed to be gay or straight by reason of their partner at a given point in time but, I suspect like me, many of us could do with a greater understanding of the issues in order to be proactive and visible ally to the community.

This is particularly the case in a world where more people than ever identify as bi. This exercise has helped me recognised that being an ally requires effort; it is not enough to simply say 'I am an ally' you need to constantly educate yourself and seek to understand what you can do and how you support others." 

Nicola Rabson

Elizabeth Dowd - Partner, Financial Regulation Group

"As a leader and a parent of a trans child, I have seen first-hand the challenges faced by Trans people. I am proud to use my platform within the firm and more widely to raise awareness about the experiences of the Trans community, and to advocate for everyone’s right to be respected and valued regardless of their gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. Now, more than ever, it is important to be a visible and vocal ally." 

Elizabeth Dowd

Patrick McCann - Director, Knowledge and Learning

"I'm delighted to see more non-binary people visible in society, and within Linklaters; I feel it my (happy) duty as a cisgender gay man to be an ally to non-binary people - to make them feel welcome and included. Some things I do to be an active ally include using my pronouns in your email signature or social media profile (and introducing myself with mine when I remember). I try to use inclusive terms of address like “everyone" rather than “ladies and gentlemen". I use “they" rather than “his/her" as a singular pronoun – this can require some attention, which I am happy to deliver; I actively encourage (with some success) non-binary people to apply to work at Linklaters. " 

Patrick McCann

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