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Black History Month; “Our Insight Into The Legal Sector”-
October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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As part of Black History Month, we’re running an event across many of our Eagle Labs across the UK to celebrate diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship.
By shining a light on Black founders’ inspiring stories – championing their successes and highlighting the challenges they face – we want to help them raise their profiles, grow their businesses and encourage a new generation of Black entrepreneurs.
At our LawTech Lab we are celebrating our local Black History Month event on Wednesday 14th October 2020 at 12pm to 1:30pm with:
Monique Ramsey, Dorothy Adu-Mfum and Sophia Adams Bhatti
To join our panel for ‘Black History Month – Our Insight into the Legal Sector.’
The lack of diversity in law firms has been a well-publicised issue, and many law firms have previously recognized the need to recruit and promote diverse individuals. However, recent events underscore the urgency of the issue and highlight the ongoing inequality in the legal industry despite those past efforts.
We have a duty over and above, as the legal sector is responsible for the fair administration of justice, and should reflect the population it serves.
With that said; there are key inspirational individuals from the industry who have pioneered their career through the Legal and LegalTech industry and are paving the way.
We bring you three amazing speakers to share their personal and career journey in the retrospective industries and their honest intimate discussions around what inspires them.
Guest Speakers Bio;
Monique Ramsey-Partner at RHJ Devonshire Solicitors specialising in commercial and residential property matters.
Monique focuses her practice on high value purchase and sale transactions, complex new builds and financing. She acts for domestic and overseas individuals and companies in a wide range of matters.
Before joining RHJ Devonshire Solicitors, Monique qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 and in her previous practice dealt extensively with the sale and purchase of luxury apartments and mews houses in Shoreditch, Islington, Highbury, Mayfair and the surrounding areas.
Outside of work, Monique has a keen interest in athletics; and was previously a member of the Wolverhampton Youth Athletics team.
Dorothy Adu-Mfum-Founder of Law City & Legal Editor for WOTC Magazine
Dorothy Adu-Mfum-is a First Class Law graduate and recently graduated with a distinction in her LPC and masters degree in Law.
Dorothy is passionate about creating more access into the legal Industry for people from so sad at backgrounds. She is the Founder of Law City, a platform which provides opportunities within the legal industry for young people from low socio economic backgrounds. In addition to this, she is the Legal Editor WOTC magazine , a magazine which enables and empowers female owned and female led businesses to positively impact their communities both socially and economically.
Sophia Adams Bhatti-Head of Strategy and Policy at Simmons Wavelength Limited
Sophia Adams Bhatti-is a highly respected policy and regulation expert, with 20 years of experience in the regulatory and policy arena.
Sophia is a leading voice in the legal tech community, having spent 20 years plus in policy making she is credited with spearheading the Law Society’s legal innovation programme and advocating for positive reform and adoption. She is an respected expert on AI governance and data use. A regular international speaker, author, founding member of the lab, hackathon winner and now head of Policy and Strategy at Simmons Wavelength Sophia also advice’s LawTech UK, the Corporation of London, and the AIFC on legal tech.
Great line up of speakers, so come and join us for a value adding session hosted by the LawTech Eagle Lab.
The link to join the event will be sent out to registered guests on the morning of the event itself. We really are looking forward to you welcoming you.