CILEx president wins Black Solicitors Network Lawyer of the Year plaudits at UK Diversity Legal Awards

Millicent Grant, president of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), has won this year’s Black Solicitors Network (BSN) Lawyer of the Year accolade at the UK Diversity Legal Awards.

Grant was awarded the prestigious honour for her leadership of CILEx and the contribution she has made to the cause of diversity – especially black and minority ethnic (BAME) diversity – within the legal profession. Grant is known for her support for both diversity and access to justice initiatives, and her work to widen access among BAME people to careers in the legal profession. Most recently she was recently invited to address the House of Lords on the subject of diversity in the judiciary.

Upon receiving her award, Grant commented: “I'm more than pleased to have received this award, given the contribution made to diversity in the legal profession by the other finalists in this category of the UK Diversity Legal Awards. One of the ambitions for my year as president of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives is ‘progression in the profession’. I believe it is good to lead by example and hope that CILEx members will be inspired and given confidence by my receipt of this award… I hope it will demonstrate to current and potential members that they can pursue their ambitions as a lawyer in the legal profession with a qualification as a chartered legal executive.”

The UK Diversity Legal Awards is now in its eighth year, and is the only industry awards to focus solely on celebrating and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. 

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