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I attended the Stonewall Workplace Conference in London recently. The annual gathering sees some 600 representatives from a wide range of public and private organisations come together to share best practice on achieving equality.

17 April 2014

It has spawned other events in Wales, Scotland and Manchester, which features leaders from the likes of Barclays, J.P. Morgan and the Armed Forces. As well as inspiring those present to celebrate the diversity they have in their organisations, it recognises how far there is still to go in many sectors.

The legal sector is one of those able to celebrate what has already been achieved. Lawyers and law firms were well represented at the event and last month it was reported that there were a record ten law firms in the list of top 100 employers in Stonewall's annual equality index.

But aside from the familiar names and faces representing magic and silver circle firms, it was encouraging to see delegates from less-obvious corners of the profession including smaller firms, ABSs and local a...

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