10 December 2020

Pinsent Masons LLP supports WiN UK with expert legal advice

Pinsent Masons logoAs a newly formed not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, WiN UK is grateful to have built a strong relationship with an excellent provider of legal services: Pinsent Masons.

Pinsent Masons, a multinational law firm that prides itself in championing equality, diversity and inclusion, became WiN UK’s Legal Partner in the early stages of the transition of WiN UK. Over the following months, the Pinsent Masons’ team expertly guided the WiN UK transition team through the legal requirements for establishing themselves as a new independent legal entity.

Lynsey Valentine, President of WiN UK, said:

“WiN UK is now in a strong position as a new legal entity, after benefitting from the advice provided by Pinsent Masons. The legal team was ideally placed to advise us on various aspects of our transition because they are familiar with and wholly support our mission to improve gender balance in the nuclear industry. As a team, we’re incredibly grateful for their support.”

Maria Kolodnytska, who led the WiN UK transition project, said:

“We were very fortunate to have the support of Pinsent Masons guiding and supporting WiN UK through the process of incorporating. From initial advice on the type of legal entity to practical support in setting up internal governance arrangements, their advice has been first class. Pinsent Masons demonstrated huge commitment to WiN UK with the time they provided. I look forward to an ongoing working relationship with the firm”

Michael Freeman, Senior Associate at Pinsent Masons who has led on the firm’s partnership with WiN UK, said:

“Pinsent Masons is proud to support WiN UK as its Legal Partner. We are delighted to have provided the legal services for the successful transition of WiN UK to a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. As a firm we are committed to championing the changes needed to create inclusive environments where diversity is embraced. We look forward to continuing to work closely with WiN UK in pursuit of gender balance in the UK’s nuclear industry.”

Melanie Grimmit, Global Energy Sector Head at Pinsent Masons, said:

“As a woman who has worked in the energy and construction sectors for over 20 years I’ve seen a lot of change with more diverse workforces, but more needs to be done. Networks like WiN UK are essential in making sure the nuclear sector doesn’t fall behind and I’m proud that we are helping them make a difference. Whether it’s at a board level or part of an apprenticeship intake, businesses that are diverse and inclusive perform better and help defy the ‘business as usual’ norm – which is vital as the UK looks to transition to a new normal to help fight climate change.”

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