For this year's Pride special, our theme is Home and Away, celebrating the LGBT+ community under COVID-19 restrictions. In our Pride podcast series we speak to LGBT+ legal professionals in different countries around the world to find out how the pandemic has affected them and how Pride is being marked this year. Our second podcast is a discussion with Tinashe Chipendo, who shares his experiences of living, and working as a lawyer, in Manchester, and also talks about the experiences of LGBT+ people in Zimbabwe.
Ewan Watson, a member of the Law Society's LGBT+ Committee, is the host of this podcast. This week, he and Helen Randall, a senior equity partner and the Diversity Champion at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, interview Tinashe Chipendo. Listen to the last episode, with Heather Capell Bramble.
Tinashe is a Senior Paralegal in the Real Estate: Security Finance and is based in the Manchester office. He is an Associate member of CILEX and currently studying the Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law and Practice. Tinashe is also member of The LGBTQ+ and Allies Network which is a subgroup of the TrowersIncludes - Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Ewan is a member of the Law Society’s LGBT+ Committee. He works as a solicitor in the in-house legal team at Warner Bros., specialising in TV licensing and distribution and is also actively involved in the LGBT+ staff network, Out@WarnerMedia. Ewan lives with his husband in North London.
Helen is a senior equity partner and the Diversity Champion at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, where she specialises in Public Sector Corporate and Commercial Law. She is also the Chair of Stonewall Housing, a specialist LGBT+ housing association.