Adapt your support for working parents

Up to 87% (ONS) of parents in the UK are being asked to homeschool or manage childcare, as well as meeting work demands. The impact in terms of stress and wellbeing at the moment is visible – 1/4 women are considering quitting or downshifting their careers (McKinsey & Company) and some employers are missing the opportunity to support parents and avoid a costly loss of valuable team members.

This event aims to tell you exactly what you can be doing to support working parents now and in the future.

Zara Nanu at Gapsquare, Kristal McNamara, Gapsquare’s flexible working expert & Director of WorkWell Bristol and Ursula Tavender @flexpo & MUMBELIEVABLE LIMITED and Osborne Clarke’s Phillip Chivers will offer advice on creating a sustainable action plan to supporting parents in the workplace. They’ll be talking about:

  • The impact of lockdown and homeschooling on parents
  • Best practices to support working parents
  • How and why flexible working practices can help
  • Taking these learnings forward post-work from home

Sign up for the event here.

2020/2021 – A Catalyst for Meaningful and Sustainable D&I Change in the Legal Sector

Law firms face a new world order in which an authentic and meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion is now expected, and our own people, clients, and increasingly our regulators, are often unwilling to settle for less.

Join Hays and leading firm, DAC Beachcroft, as we share insights, research and experience from Hays and experiences of how the extraordinary events of recent months have shone a light on a number of diversity and inclusion considerations, and the extent to which these have required and accelerated a review and change in approach to I&D by many law firms, including:

  • Flexible working and life-work integration
  • Wellbeing and a review of policies and practices
  • Black Lives Matter, social justice and the recruitment and progression of BAME talent
  • A more confident approach to disability inclusion

Please click here to reserve your place.

Upcoming Bristol Law Society Events

Bristol Law Society has a number of FREE webinars that are open to Women Lawyers Division members.

Upcoming Webinars include:

  • Decision of Supreme Court on Business Interruption Cover – 26 January – Supreme Court delivered its judgment on the FCA’s landmark test case on disputed UK business interruption from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Apprenticeships in Legal Practice – 27 January – It’s been 3 years since the apprenticeship levy was introduced but how has the legal sector in the South West embraced apprentices
  • The Art of Deconstruction: The Critical Components for Getting it Right – 3 February This workshop will focus on designing for the future & getting the best from your teams.
  • Meeting the needs of vulnerable clients – 10 February – This session will be aimed at practitioners helping you identify & meet the needs of clients who may have difficulties accessing services.

You can find the full list of webinars and registration information here.

Effective Leadership for Lawyers Webinar on 14.01.2021 with Association of Asian Women Lawyers and Society of Asian Lawyers

The Society of Asian Lawyers have teamed up with the Association of Asian Women Lawyers (AAWL) to bring you this event on how to be an effective leader.

Find out more and sign up on eventbrite.