Mary Seacole Trust Chair Trevor Sterling has been named Lawyer of the Year (private client) at the 10th UK Legal Diversity Awards.
The award acknowledges lawyers who have stood out for their business impact, leadership and contribution to black and minority ethnic (BAME) diversity.
Trevor, who is celebrating his 35th anniversary in the legal profession, left school at 17 with four ‘O’ Levels and has worked tirelessly throughout his career to help those in need. He has worked on high-profile cases including representing a number of Westminster Terror Attack victims and more recently the families of victims of the Croydon tram crash.
Trevor has implemented diversity initiatives at the legal firm Moore Blatch where he is an equity partner and head of the Major Trauma Service.
Trevor, who has been MST chair since 2016, is also vocal about the solutions all firms can adopt to foster a culture of inclusion, having been published in several industry outlets highlighting improvements the legal profession can make.
He said: “The Legal Diversity awards, now in their tenth year, have helped to highlight the importance of different voices in our industry. It is pleasing to see that the great work being done by all those nominated is having real life consequences, as firms adopt more inclusive practices.
It is a privilege to work with a forward thinking firm that acts as a fine example of Mary Seacole’s legacy – promoting fairness, equality and diversity in leadership.”
MST Vice Chair Lisa Rodrigues CBE says:
‘The Mary Seacole Trust is privileged to have Trevor Sterling as our chair. He is highly effective and committed to our work promoting equality and diversity in Mary Seacole’s name. This award is richly deserved.‘