Linklaters received the Silver Award for ‘Community Programme of the Year’ at the sixth annual UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs) – the first national awards dedicated to raising awareness of social mobility by sharing the innovative approaches of those working to improve it.
Linklaters is delighted to share that it is a founding funder of Baobab Foundation, a new foundation providing long-term funding and support to Black and minority ethnic voluntary organisations and charities across the UK addressing racial injustice. The launch of the Foundation follows a two-year research and development phase supported by the firm.
Linklaters has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and 37 other prominent civil rights and gender justice organizations in support of college admissions policies that foster diversity.
Linklaters, and seven other leading law firms, are working with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants ("JCWI") and the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit ("GMIAU"), who have ramped up legal support for survivors in progressing compensation claims through the Windrush Legal Initiative (the “Initiative”).
Linklaters and JUSTICE have announced their new Fellowship programme for law graduates, welcoming, in particular, applications from Black and minority ethnic candidates, including those from socio-economically less advantaged backgrounds.
Zuhura from Tanzania is a Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) alumna who delivers a life skills curriculum at her old school and runs her own business. Linklaters is proud to support CAMFED and CAMA; “a movement with the strength to transform Africa.”
Linklaters has adopted a new global agile working policy, with a particular focus on remote working, that empowers Linklaters employees to determine where they get their work done, without having to request permission.
Linklaters has introduced a new policy and package of support for employees living with domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is indiscriminate of age, gender, race, profession or social background and during the Covid-19 pandemic there have been reports of adisturbing spike in domestic abuse cases – making working from home during lockdown measures an intimidating prospect for some people.
Organisations may feel that they have a good-hearted culture in place but sometimes people still do bad things.
We have been working with Crafty Counsel to produce a series of bite-sized videos, each aimed at exploring what culture is and why it matters through sharing what we have seen in legal practice.