Lawyer Interviews

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Amanda Hart, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers

"There is a growing network of support within the legal profession and in our community. Use it. If your chambers don’t have an LGBTQ+ group, then help set one up to use the support that's out there." An inspiring interview with Amanda Hart from Doughty Street Chambers.

Cameron Stocks, Barrister at Hardwicke Chambers

'I think that one of the most important things that we need to remember is that there is a lot of diversity within the LGBT+ community and that each diversity strand has its own struggles and needs.' Cameron speaks candidly about his experiences at the Bar.

Professor Steven Vaughan, UCL

'If you feel comfortable, try and use your difference as a positive, use your difference as a means of difference in a field where there are thousands of people chasing handfuls of jobs at particular firms". An honest and unique perspective from being an academic in the legal industry.

Alex Cisneros, Barrister at Outer Temple Chambers

"You should not be put off by assumptions about the bar. It might take you a little while to navigate but eventually you'll settle and find like-minded people". A honest and candid interview with the fantastic Alex Cisneros.

Nneka Cummins (they/them), Associate at Travers Smith

"Don’t be afraid to be vocal and put forward ideas. Often it isn’t that people don’t want to make positive change, sometimes they just don’t know what will be of benefit." An open and honest interview exploring Nneka's personal experiences.

Rachel Reese, CEO and Founder of Global Butterflies and Vice Chair of the Law Society LGBT+ Lawyers Division

"What I would say to people today is that you should never be afraid to disclose your gender expression because you have got to go into a firm being your authentic self." Rachel speaks about her own experience of being trans in law as well as the difficulties non-binary people face.

Liam Kelly, Pupil Barrister at Deans Court Chambers

"I would say don't be ashamed of who you are. This is a profession that deals with people from all walks of life, I have found it to be very accepting." An inspiring and candid interview with Liam Kelly.

Helen Randall, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins

"I definitely don’t get everything right, but when you get more senior in a firm you have to recognise some people will regard you as a role model even if you don't feel like one yourself so you have to be more authentic." A fascinating and inspiring interview with Helen Randall.

Dr. S Chelvan, Barrister at No5 Chambers

"Be yourself and live in your own skin. I'm very lucky to know that I'm 45 years old and I love, and I am loved." A heartwarming and inspiring interview with the fantastic Dr. S Chelvan.

Brie Stevens-Hoare QC, Barrister at Hardwicke Chambers

"The legal profession should be at the very core of pushing society to a point where we truly have “acceptance without exception”. I’m not talking just about LGBTQ+ but all areas of acceptance."A fascinating interview with Brie Stevens-Hoare QC about what it's like to be a queer female barrister.

Alex Holland, Future Trainee Solicitor at Travers Smith

"If you ever sense that your workplace is not fully accepting of your sexuality or gender identity, they don’t deserve you or your fabulousness." An inspiring and candid interview with Alex Holland.

Jonathan Cooper OBE, International Human Rights Lawyer at Doughty Street Chambers

"I think it's all about happiness and you won't be happy unless you are at peace with yourself. If you’re not happy, it will affect everything you do." An honest and inspiring account by Jonathan Cooper OBE.