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Awards for law firms' promotion of diversity.

LAW FIRMS in Birmingham and Coventry have received awards for outstanding achievements in promoting equality and diversity.

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, who presented the accolades last night at the Law Society in Chancery Lane, London, was "extremely impressed" by the entries.

The event, which is in its second year, is run by the Law Society and the Commission for Racial Equality and is open to law firms in England and Wales.

Birmingham-based Wragge & Co won the Best employer for large firms, of more than 25 partners, award and was highly commended in the Best Race Equality Initiative for a large firm category.

Judges said it was "committed" to promoting diversity among existing employees and new recruits. It was commended for providing services, advice and information to minority ethnic communities and its sponsorship of the Community Education and Training Academy Urban Dreams programme.

The charity Coventry Law Centre scooped the Best Race Equality Initiative for a small firm for its campaign to raise awareness about all forms of discrimination.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Oct 2, 2006
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