Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that London based finance partner Paulette Mastin was given the Lifetime Achievement in Law Award at this year’s Black Counsel Forum conference.

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For over two decades, Mastin has championed Black lawyers and helped to progress their careers and advocate for greater representation and parity within the UK legal profession. She is the former chair of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) in England and Wales, founder of BSN City Group, editor-in-chief of BSN’s Diversity League Table, and chair and host of the UK Diversity Legal Awards.

Mastin said: “It has been a real a privilege to serve the legal community and pay it forward over the years. To be recognised and celebrated for doing so is truly gratifying and encourages me to keep on pushing for greater diversity and representation in the legal profession in the UK.”

Mastin has previously been recognised as a Champion and Executive Sponsor by Business in the Community’s Race for Opportunity Awards; as an Outstanding Woman in Professional Services at the 11th Precious Awards ceremony; as a recipient of the Woman in Law Award at the Women4Africa Awards; and by Brummell Magazine as a City Leader Top 30 Inspirational Women and was listed in the ‘Women Who Will (Female Leaders in Law) Class of 2022’ by Next 100 Years & Obelisk Support.