Women in Law: Singapore

May 21, 2015
Lee Suet Fern of Morgan Lewis Stamford

As a hub for economic activity in Asia, Singapore has its fair share of law firms – both local and multinational. And it seems there are plenty of room for women at the top: even if there are challenges to being a women in law in Singapore, we talked to several who have made their […]

The Invisible – new Legal Aid-inspired play to launch in London

May 11, 2015

The world premiere of  THE INVISIBLE by Rebecca Lenkiewicz will preview at the Bush Theatre, London from 3 July 2015. THE INVISIBLE is the inaugural play sponsored by The Law Society of England and Wales. The play is about the recent changes to the provisions of legal aid, based on interviews with people at all levels […]

Sandip Patel – Death Threats, Lecturers and The Lincoln Lawyer

May 7, 2015
Sandip Patel

Sandip Patel, QC, of Furnival Chambers, is the son of a Ugandan-Indian parents. He was sent to school in Britain in 1970 – two years before his father was expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin. As a first generation immigrant he was, perhaps, not the archetypal fit for the traditional Bar – but he has […]

Abogadas MX: Women’s mentoring scheme launches in Mexico

May 6, 2015

Valeria Chapa, senior General Counsel with Honeywell, is founder or Abogadas MX – a women lawyer’s mentoring group. Originally working alongside the Vance Center, Valeria was one of a number of Mexican lawyers who decided to launch a pilot programme for mentoring:  “There is clearly an issue of women in positions of leadership in Mexico […]

Chambers Diversity launches inaugural Diversity Award at Chambers Europe Ceremony

April 21, 2015

In January 2015, Chambers and Partners launched Chambers Diversity, an extension of our successful Chambers Women in Law initiative led by Global Diversity Editor, Dee Sekar. Covering the UK, Europe, Asia, USA and Latin America, the programme will be unearthing the most outstanding lawyers who have shown a real commitment to advancing diversity in the […]

Focus on Vietnam: Nguyen Ha Quyen Hoang

March 31, 2015

Ms. Nguyen Ha Quyen Hoang is Managing Partner and founder of LNT & Partners, a Vietnamese law firm. Despite being Managing Partner, Quyen is very much an active lawyer and heads the firm’s Corporate department. Chambers Diversity spoke to Quyen about her experiences of being a female lawyer and how Vietnam is rapidly growing in […]