Our members are at the heart of Lincoln’s Inn and have been for over 600 years. The Inn is run by our members, and for our members. As a professional community in an ever-changing environment, we wish to provide support and relevant services that demonstrate that the Inn is here to support all members throughout their careers.
Lincoln’s Inn has identified inclusion and diversity of membership as central to our future and increasing its focus on member services. Eighteen percent of our practising members are employed. Greater engagement of employed barristers would help provide improved visibility of career opportunities to students and stronger networks between employed and self-employed members, to mutual benefit.
Engagement of our employed members benefits the Inn as they offer skills and experience developed from working within an organisation, which complement those of self-employed members. Employed barristers offer a broader perspective on a wide range of issues such as diversity and inclusion, along with career progression. Those working within large organisations may in addition have valuable experience of areas such as leadership development and strategic planning and communications.
Therefore, we are very proud to sponsor the Employed Barrister of the Year in a Law Firm Award 2022, to help showcase the accomplishments of employed barristers, and to celebrate the amazing contribution they make within the legal profession.