LexisNexis, a leading global provider of information and analytics, is sponsoring the Rising Star Award 2018 at this year’s Asian Legal Awards held by the Society of Asian Lawyers in London on 27th October 2018.
Recent LexisNexis research has identified that 95% of the small and independent law firms surveyed believe the profession has embraced a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) ethos, while 82% of law firms recognise that to ensure the success of the Future of Law they need to embrace D&I.
This builds a positive picture of D&I in the legal profession when combined with recent SRA research which highlighted a rise in Asian lawyers in the profession, up from 9% in 2014 to 21% in 2017 and stated that Asian lawyers make up two thirds of all BAME lawyers in the UK.
Dash Patel, Senior Marketing Manager at LexisNexis added: “We’re delighted to support the Asian Legal Awards as part of our bi-centenary celebrations. Over the last 200 years, LexisNexis has stood hand-in-hand with the profession in taking positive steps in the right direction. Now, as much as ever before, it’s important we keep advancing and by recognising the Rising Star category we reaffirm our commitment to supporting D&I within the legal industry. We were impressed by the stringent judging criteria which assesses professional achievements, awards and pro bono work which closely matches our vision of excellence for our industry.”
Ranjit Sond, President of the Society of Asian Lawyers said: “The Asian Legal Awards came into existence in 1995 to promote and celebrate the achievements of Asian lawyers in the UK. 23 years later it is still the only awards ceremony dedicated to Asian lawyers and we’re delighted that LexisNexis is supporting us this year by highlighting our industry’s Rising Stars.”