Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
At Lennons Solicitors, we are committed to creating a fair and inclusive culture where everyone feels that they belong and are comfortable being themselves – irrespective of their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, religion, disability, or any other protected factor.
To further achieve this goal, we are delighted to announce the formation of our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The Committee is tasked with promoting and encouraging diversity, inclusion and equality at all levels within our firm.
The Committee’s Mission Statement
“Our mission is to promote an inclusive and supportive workplace. We believe that diversity and inclusion is a business and social imperative with the purpose of achieving positive outcomes for our clients as well as our law firm and all our employees.”
The Committee’s Purpose
The group should act as a channel to challenge the firm in terms of our practice, approach and development of diversity and inclusion where progress is limited or, in support of underrepresented or disadvantaged individuals/groups specifically as set out in the Equality Act 2020 (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation). This includes disadvantaged or underrepresented groups not only in the firm but also in the legal profession and society in general.
Current members of the Committee
The Committee is chaired by Camilla Haggith-Khonje, who is the Head of our Private Client department. The Committee meets regularly and includes at least one fee earner, one Head of department and one member of support staff. All members of the Committee serve a 12 month term and are elected democratically on an annual basis.
- Camilla Haggith-Khonje, Solicitor & Head of Private Client
- Ed Monniot, Senior Associate Solicitor
- Mary Lee, Associate Solicitor
- Rose Bobby, Paralegal
- Laxmi Mall, Paralegal
What we want to achieve
In the next 12 month term, the Committee aims to achieve the following:
- Review the firm policies as to diversity and inclusion
- Mentoring for students who are underrepresented in the legal profession
- Clear reporting on the firm’s diversity
- Diversity and subconscious bias training for all staff
- Bi-annual articles about diversity issues, written from a legal perspective