UK Diversity Legal Awards 2014: Date and new categories announced

The 5th UK Diversity Legal Awards will take place on the evening of Tuesday 18thNovember 2014 at the new 5-star Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London.

The UK Diversity Legal Awards are the only industry awards in the UK which focus solely on recognising and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across the legal profession.

Commercially, winning an award is good for business. For supporters and winners of a UK Diversity Legal Award, it also provides a platform from which to raise the profile of the excellent work being done and also demonstrate a proactive commitment to this important area of the profession’s development.

A black-tie event, the awards dinner also presents a great opportunity to say “thank you”, to the teams and individuals within those organisations who have a hands-on role in managing this important work.

The UK Diversity Legal Awards were first presented in 2010 as part of the launch of the Diversity League Table that year. Now in their 5th year, these awards are open to organisations of all sizes and welcome submissions from firms, chambers, in-house legal teams (private and public sector) and suppliers to the legal profession.

New categories

The number of awards to be presented this year has increased. Greater recognition is given to the different types of firms and chambers, as well as those outside of London.

The 2014 categories are:

  • Recruitment: “Attracting Talent”:
  • Retention:  “Talent Management”
  • Promotion: “Progressing talent”
  • Firm of the Year*
  • Chambers of the Year*
  • Diversity Champion

New for 2014:

  • International Firm of the Year*
  • Regional Firm of the Year*
  • Regional Chambers of the Year*
  • City 10 Firm*
  • BSN Lifetime Achievement Award
  • BSN Promising Young Lawyer/Rising Star Award

Important: Because of the significant amount of information already collated via the DLT submission process, categories marked with an asterisk (*) are awarded in respect to a firm or chambers ranking across this year’s Diversity League Table report. To be considered one must have taken part in the Diversity League Table this year. After that, no additional submission or information will be required for these categories.

The awards will officially open for submissions w/c 14th July when the full submission criteria will be made available. The submission window will then close at 5pm on Friday 19th September.

Those interested in taking part in the Diversity League Table please emaildiversity@blacksolicitorsnetwork.co.uk as soon as possible, as all final and amended submissions for the Diversity League Table (not the judged categories of the Diversity Legal Awards) need to completed by 5pm Friday 27th June.



The UK Diversity Legal Awards and the BSN Diversity League Table are both project-managed and produced by the award-winning Satsuma on behalf of the Black Solicitors Network, and in association with the BSN Events Team. For information about the awards submission criteria please email: diversity@blacksolicitorsnetwork.co.uk.

For DLT or Awards related media enquiries, advance table bookings and to discuss award sponsorship, please contact Godwin Ohajah at Satsuma on 0845 057 0515 or email: godwin at satsuma dot eu