Laura Yeates, Clifford Chance
Laura Yeates
Head of Graduate Talent
Clifford Chance

In her most recent role Laura leads the graduate recruitment and development teams, both of which have won awards for ground-breaking initiatives focused on improving access to the legal profession, innovation in the sector and tackling the stigma of mental health and sexual harassment in the workplace. She is also Co-Chair of the London Inclusion Committee.

In 2020 she founded the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance and is currently Chair of the Alliance steering group.

With over eighteen years' graduate recruitment experience and five years' HR experience, she is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Trustee of the Bridge Group, an Opinion Leader for People in Law, Steering Committee member of GROW mentoring and a member of the National Student Pride Advisory Board.

She is also a former Board Director of the Institute of Student Employers and member of the Advisory Board of The Apples & Pears Foundation.

My Sessions
Recruiting and Retaining Black Lawyers