ENGAGE 2022: European D&I, Pro Bono and Sustainability Summit

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Chambers European Diversity & Inclusion and Pro Bono Summit 2020

European Diversity & Inclusion and Pro Bono Summit 2022 – Overview

Our inaugural D&I, pro bono and sustainability full-day summit, originally scheduled to take place in March 2020, has now been confirmed. Join expert speakers from across the UK and Europe, providing market-leading expertise from the perspective of solicitors, barristers, in-house counsel and NGOs.

Date: Thursday, 12th May 2022

Time: 9.00am-6.00pm

Venue: etc.venues St Pauls, 200 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4HD

Aims to:

  • Create a safe, dynamic and cutting-edge environment for inclusion, pro bono and sustainability best practice
  • Encourage global conversations between firms, chambers, in-house legal teams and NGOs
  • Provide insights from expert speakers on key progress and future developments

Why attend? 

  • Hear from inspirational speakers from White & Case LLP, Serle Court Chambers, the IBA, Human Rights Watch, Goldman Sachs, Garden Court Chambers and more
  • During the Summit you will learn about D&I and pro bono best practice
  • Network and connect with lawyers from across the profession

Who should attend:

Barristers, solicitors, in-house legal teams, NGOs

Session Session Type Timing Speakers
Registration / Breakfast Networking 08.30 – 09.00 N/A
Chambers’ Inclusion and pro bono insights Presentation 09.00 – 09.10
  • Luke Vincett, D&I Manager, Chambers & Partners
  • Ellie Gerszt, D&I Manager, Chambers & Partners
Keynote speaker Presentation 09.10 – 09.50
  • Professor Dr. Funke Abimbola MBE, CEO, The Austen Bronte Consultancy
Pro bono for a world in crisis: creating and maintaining European human rights and pro bono partnerships in the age of Brexit and Covid 19 Panel Discussion 09.50 – 10.50
  • Deborah Smith, Goldman Sachs
  • Professor Suzanne Rab, Serle Court
  • Jacquelyn MacLennan, White & Case
  • Yasmine Ahmed, HRW
  • Moderator: Ellie Gerszt
Break Networking


10.50 – 11.05 N/A
How the G effects the E and S: the impact of governance on environmental and social responsibility Panel Discussion


11.05 – 12.05
  • Aruna Kashyap, HRW
  • Sarah Oliver Scemla, Bank of America
  • Sonali Naik QC, Garden Court Chambers
  • Moderator: Al Marsh, Chambers & Partners
Networking Lunch Networking


12.05 – 13.20 N/A
The legal mind: a deep dive into mental wellbeing Presentation 13.20 – 14.00
  • George Artley, IBA

Introduced by Marlene Hermann, EMEA Research Director, Chambers & Partners

Building a culture where all ethnicities thrive Presentation 14:00 – 14:15
  • Darrell Coker, Flair Impact
Break Networking


14.15 – 14.30 N/A
Future leaders of diversity Panel Discussion


14.30 – 15.30
  • Ademola Bamgbose, Hogan Lovells
  • Jonathan Andrews, Reed Smith
  • Mass Ndow-Njie, 7 Bedford Row
  • Saeeda Rousselet-Yasmin, NatWest Group
  • Moderator: Luke Vincett, Chambers & Partners
Call to action: How the legal profession can work together on climate change. Fireside chat 15.30 – 16.20
  • Ingrid Gubbay, Hausfeld
  • Estelle Dehon QC, Cornerstone Barristers


Closing remarks with practical tips Presentation 16.20 – 16.30
  • Luke Vincett, D&I Manager, Chambers & Partners
  • Ellie Gerszt, D&I Manager, Chambers & Partners
Networking Drinks Networking


16.30 – 18.00 N/A

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event, please contact Kevin Lloyd, Events Director, at kevin.lloyd@chambers.com