Diversity and Inclusion

Lee & Thompson’s Inclusion Network

Our Inclusion Network celebrates diversity and belonging at our firm and beyond. We are committed to ensuring that we are inclusive of and accessible to anyone and everyone who wants to work at or with the firm. The Network’s activity is varied and multi-faceted – from raising awareness of inequality and supporting industry-led inclusion & diversity organisations, to regularly reviewing the firm’s own recruitment and staff wellbeing programmes.

Some recent initiatives having included developing and hosting The Music Agenda, a series of panel events at Lee & Thompson addressing gender inequality in the music industry and the launch of the firm’s first Vacation Scheme in August 2019 which offered students from diverse backgrounds the experience of working in a specialist media law firm.

We also like to collaborate with our clients and include them in our ED&I initiatives. Over the past year, our clients have joined us in supporting the following initiatives and events in various ways:

PRIDEAM

We co-hosted the first Cannes Lions PrideAM networking event for LGBT+ and ally colleagues and our Advertising & Marketing industry contacts attending the festival.

THE LAW SOCIETY

We marched at Pride in London 2019 with The Law Society and 150 colleagues from across the profession.

Interlaw

Support and attend its legal industry events aimed for all strands of diversity to include its Winter Carnival 2019 (for gender, BAME, disability/neurodiversity, LGBT+ and social mobility staff affinity networks across the legal industry)

AKT (Albert Kennedy Trust)

Attending a special musical event in aid of the Trust which aims to combat LGBT+ youth homelessness

LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Attended the BFI Flare London LGBTQ+ Film Festival hosted by Disney

Stonewall

Attended the Stonewall Gala Dinner 2019

British LGBT Awards

We are proud to be a Supporting Sponsor of these Awards for the second year running

Female Film Leaders

We host their bi-monthly speaking events with inspirational speakers, inviting junior level females in the film industry to meet, talk and learn

Ditch The Label

Host the annual trustee board meetings for this global anti-bullying charity which supports the empowerment of minority youth

Huw Morris, who leads our Inclusion Network, is a founding member of The Law Society’s LGBT+ committee, a founding member of the Board of PrideAM (the LGBT+ network for the advertising and marketing industry), a founding member of the Advisory Board of The Telegraph Diversity & Inclusion Conference, an ambassador for Stonewall and a trustee of anti-bullying and youth wellbeing charity Ditch The Label. In 2018 and 2019, Huw was honoured in the OUTstanding Top 100 list of LGBT+ executives.

Take a look at our Diversity & Inclusion Policy and our most current Diversity Statistics.