Congratulations to Jamal Jeffers who was awarded the very first Nottinghamshire Law Society Equality & Diversity Champion award on Friday evening.
Alongside his own successful family law practice, in which he was listed as a Leading Junior: Child Law (Public and Private) in the Legal 500 2022, Jamal is committed to boosting diversity within the profession, championing inclusion, inspiring the next generation and changing the Bar for the better.
A founding member of BME at the Bar, Jamal is passionate in supporting the future generation, encouraging students to aim for a career at the Bar, regardless of background or ethnicity. At DeMontfort University he recently launched the Bar Futures programme, whilst over at the University of Leicester Jamal and Oliver Nunn established and financed the Jeffers-Nunn Award which aims provide students from groups which are under-represented at the Bar with valuable support to help them achieve their aspirations and reach their potential.
On winning this award, Jamal said: “Thank you to Nottinghamshire Law Society for this award, the inaugural Equality and Diversity champion. It was an absolute honour to be nominated alongside two powerhouses and genuinely lovely people James Arrowsmith and Lynette Wieland.
The work I do in trying to increase diversity within the profession is so incredibly dear to my heart and I couldn’t do it without the support of KCH Garden Square.
The awards and accolades are lovely, but I do the work so that our profession is truly representative of the people we represent and serve.”
We are very proud of the work that Jamal does and thank the Nottinghamshire Law Society for their recognition.
Congratulations also to James Arrowsmith and Lynette Wieland, both of Browne Jacobson, who were also shortlisted for this award and who are passionate advocates of social mobility, equality and diversity within the legal profession.