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Sarah currently leads on enhancing ethnic minority recruitment and retention practices, and is the partner champion and sponsor for the ethnic minority network (DIVERSE) within the firm. Her work through DIVERSE, includes considering the firm’s recruitment approach and launching “Diversity in the City”, giving BAME employees the opportunity to feed back their views and suggestions on the firm’s inclusion approach as part of their retention of BAME talent initiative. These efforts won the Law Society Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion. Sarah also sponsors the firm’s female leadership development programme and ensures that BAME women are represented on this scheme. Sarah is a Judicial Appointments Commissioner, through which she promotes the opportunity of judicial careers to those from underrepresented groups. She has undertaken many speaking engagements to profile ethnic minority leadership as a lawyer, including speaking at secondary schools and university careers events with significant populations of ethnic minority students. She has sponsored and presented at a collaborative project between Oxford University’s ACS and Slaughter and May’s DIVERSE network, which provides practical skills based workshops to BME GCSE students at schools across London, and works with the charity Pilotlight, which brings together senior business leaders and charities/social enterprises to develop strategic and business plans. She has been recognised as a leading lawyer in her field by Chambers UK, The Legal 500, The International Tax Review: Tax Controversy Leaders Guide and the Women in Business Law Guide.

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