Rachel Welch-Phillips

Rachel is the Founder and Co-Chair of Bird & Bird LLP’s BAME Network, Embrace, through which she has carried out vital work to drive the charge for diversity and inclusion. Embrace was recognized by the UK Diversity Legal Awards as the Outstanding Multicultural Employee Network of the year in 2019 for its work in tackling barriers faced by minority communities within the workplace. Rachel is also a public speaker and has participated as a panelist at local councils, universities and private company events where she has shared her journey to law and advocates for greater awareness of black history in Britain. Rachel is an active mentor and a frequent pro bono clinic volunteer. Rachel has been recognized as the Under 35 Woman of the Year at the Inspirational Women in Law Awards 2018, and as the Future Leader Minority Lawyer at the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Europe Awards 2019.

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