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25 Apr 2024

Why lesbian visibility is important – Sarah Rock in DIVA Magazine

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To mark Lesbian Visibility Week, Construction Partner, Sarah Rock has been featured in DIVA Magazine’s ‘Legally Lesbian’ segment on why lesbian visibility is important. The list of 25 empowering individuals touches on the diverse experiences of lesbians within the legal sector. 

The foreword from Baroness Hale of Richmond, the former president of the Supreme Court highlighted how ‘the legal tide has shifted’ and reinforces how ‘the pace of change has been remarkable’, but ‘it still takes guts to put one’s head above the parapet’. She closed by pointing out that ‘there still some way to go before all women are truly equal in the legal profession and the justice system, so we all need to be ready to stand united and fight for the feminist cause’. 

Later in the article, Sarah details: “When I started in my legal career there was a lack of visible lesbians at the top of the legal profession. It is hard to be what you can’t see. Following nine years in the construction industry, I retrained as a lawyer. I am now a partner at Boodle Hatfield, heading up our construction team. I advise on all aspects of construction law, but specialise in digital construction projects (think Minecraft for grown-ups) and sporting projects. I am proud to be an out lesbian, and a lawyer. I hope that the more of us there are, the easier it becomes for the next generation.” Read the full article here. 

Sarah Rock has also been shortlisted in the ‘LGBTQIA Corporate Champion of the Year’ category in the DIVA Awards 2024. The ceremony takes place on Friday 26 April, marking the close of Lesbian Visibility Week. 

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