Steering group

This is made up of diversity and inclusion leads from the eight founding firms. They will guide the direction of Legal CORE and set the strategic plans for initiatives in consultation with member firms. The group is co-chaired by two firms currently held by Uzma Hamid-Dizier at Slaughter and May and Siri Nomme at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Legal CORE steering group

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Jo Dooley

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Head of Diversity & Inclusion – Allen & Overy

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Tiernan Brady

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Global Director of Inclusion – Clifford Chance 

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Helen Ouseley

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Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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Siri Nomme

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Head of Diversity and Social Purpose, EMEA | Norton Rose Fulbright


Uzma Hamid-Dizier

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Head of Responsible Business & Inclusion | Slaughter and May


Charlotte Yirrell

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Senior Diversity and Inclusion Manager, UK, US and EMEA – Hebert Smith Freehills

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Daniel Danso

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Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader - Linklaters


Louise Zekaria

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Director of Diversity and Inclusion – Macfarlanes

Leadership Group 

This is made up of senior partners, managing partners and D&I partners. Individuals will be invited to attend a wider ‘plenary session’, where new ideas will be presented back to them.

Role of the Leadership Group

Ambassadors for the collaboration | Commit their firm to be actively involved | Lead the change at their respective firms.



Partners in the Leadership Group

Gareth Price, Allen & Overy

Matthew Layton, Clifford Chance

Claire Wills, Freshfields

Alison Brown, Herbert Smith Freehills

Paul Lewis, Linklaters

Sebastian Prichard Jones, Macfarlanes

Farmida Bi, Norton Rose Fulbright (Co-Chair)

Paul Stacey, Slaughter and May (Co-Chair)

members group

This is made up from two representatives (diversity and inclusion or HR lead) from each participating firm. 

The role of the Members Group


Actively contribute to the work stream sub-groups | Show support for the initiative, ensure internal engagement within your firm and aim to implement the learnings where possible Work collaboratively with the Steering Group.