Thu, 25 Jun 2015
The News Item on the Law Society’s web page, announcing the Legal Heroes states:
“On Saturday 27 June, members of the Law Society, Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), Interlaw Diversity Forum for LGBT Networks (InterLaw Diversity Forum), Bar Lesbian and Gay Group (BLAGG) and the Junior Lawyers Division will once again parade through the streets of London.
We will be celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) diversity in the legal profession under the banner 'Equality under the law' and promoting the message 'Legal heroes fighting for LGBT justice'.
Equality for all under the law is a principle that the legal sector as a whole supports and works to promote. Lawyers are advocates of equal rights for all, whether that be challenging those who make unjust decisions, or defending those who face discrimination of any kind.
This year, we are highlighting some of those lawyers who are working or have worked extremely hard on promoting LGBT rights and seeking justice for LGBT people. They are our #legalheroes”
As one of (currently) sixteen #LegalHeroes, the testimonial for Chelvan reads, “S. Chelvan, barrister at No5 Chambers in London, is an activist, academic and advocate. Chelvan is an LGBTI champion, specifically with respect to the rights of migrants and asylum-seekers.”
There is still time to register to be part of the Legal Pride marching contingent, which this year includes Chairman of the Bar, Alistair MacDonald QC. Barristers are invited to be fully robed. Registration is via e-mail: [email protected]
Click here to view S. Chelvan's profile.