DWF launches ethnic minority access scheme

News Team, 12/11/2020

Global legal business, DWF, has launched a new work placement scheme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals who aspire to pursue a career in law.

The programme, called Ethnic Minority Access Scheme, has been developed with talent development platform Aspiring Solicitors to help six individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds gain valuable paid work experience at a global legal business, over a period of one week.

During the placement candidates will undertake live legal work and will be paired with a supervisor and a mentor.

They will get the opportunity to work in DWF's commercial practice and will be based in London and Manchester. The first group will begin the programme in April 2021 and DWF will run the programme yearly.

Seema Bains, partner & head of diversity & inclusion leadership group at DWF, said: "We've developed the [scheme] with Aspiring Solicitors to help increase the representation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people in t...

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