Junior lawyers are well placed to promote shared values and benefit from those who fail to see their importance, writes Matthew Allan

Human rights law is good for business. That is the bottom line. There has been a marked shift in corporate thinking which recognises the benefits to be had of treating people fairly. This goes not just for those firms applying fairer procurement policies to ensure rights are maintained throughout international supply chains, but also to adhering to anti-slavery legislation and improved corporate social responsibility policies.

The broad conceptual umbrella of human rights stretches far beyond the impact of our domestic Human Rights Act. This broadness should be embraced, not feared. However, stagnant thinking within law firms has led to a reductionist view of human ri...

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