The Halsbury Legal Awards 2015 :: 2015 Charity
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Stonewall has been announced as the charity partner for the 2015 Halsbury Legal Awards, cementing the partnership created at last year’s event.
 
As Britain’s leading lesbian, gay and bisexual and trans (LGBT) charity, Stonewall has been instrumental in changing the legislative environment in Britain since it was established in 1989. Chief executive officer Ruth Hunt says: “We’re excited to partner with the Halsbury Legal Awards and LexisNexis, for the second year, to help raise funds to support our work tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Too many young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people still grow up experiencing bullying and harassment. This support means we can continue to work with schools and local authorities across the country to help ensure that all people, everywhere, can be accepted without exception.”
 
Stonewall’s Diversity Champions Programme helps organisations to promote equality in the workplace to ensure that LGBT staff can perform to their full potential. LexisNexis joined the Diversity Champions programme in 2013, and are using best practice from the Workplace Equality Index to improve diversity and inclusion across all strands of equality.
 
Christian Fleck, managing director of LexisNexis UK, says: “We are committed to the equality of all our staff, including those from the LGBT community, those from all ethnic backgrounds and others. Working with Stonewall and their Diversity Champions programme has helped us dramatically improve our standing in their Workplace Equality Index—working across all strands of diversity to ensure we recruit and retain the best talent, and foster an environment that allows people to be themselves so they can contribute their very best. It’s therefore very fitting to have Stonewall as our charity partner for the Halsbury Legal Awards again this year.”
 
The awards, held in association with NLJ, celebrate the exceptional achievements of individuals and organisations across the legal sector. As charity partner, Stonewall will again have the opportunity to increase awareness of their work on the night, and to raise funds to promote equality in schools and the workplace for the LGBT community. 

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