Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession

18 November 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm Zaid Ibrahim & Co. Office, Menara Milenium, Kuala Lumpur

Having read the International Bar Association’s report “Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession”, ZICO Law was troubled by its findings. The report interviewed nearly 7,000 legal professionals from across 135 countries and found that:

  • Bullying is widespread, across all types of legal workplaces
  • 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men have been bullied
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 14 have been sexually harassed

How do we tackle this pervasive issue at our respective offices? Join us for our upcoming roundtable discussion that will confront the legal profession’s problem with bullying and sexual harassment and a culture of increasing levels of stress and anxiety.

12:15Welcome Address and Introductions
Hanim Hamzah, Regional Managing Partner, ZICO Law
12:30Introduction to the Mindful Business Charter,
Richard Martin, Director, byrne·dean (via video)
12:45Discussion – Bullying & Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession
Moderator – Kieran Pender, Senior Legal Advisor, IBA Legal Policy and Research Unit


Date/Time: Friday, 15 November
Time: 12:00-14:00
Venue: Zaid Ibrahim & Co. Office, Level 19, Menara Millenium, Kuala Lumpur

Kieran Pender, Senior Legal Advisor, IBA Legal Policy and Research Unit
Kieran is a senior legal advisor with the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Policy and Research Unit, and a Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University (ANU) Centre for International and Public Law. He has led the IBA’s work on diversity and inclusion in legal workplaces, and is the author of Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession (2019).
Richard Martin, Director, byrne·dean
Richard is a leading activist in the field of mental health. His works with organisations around the world to raise awareness of mental health and illness. Richard leads the Mindful Business Charter, an initiative to remove the unnecessary stress in our workplaces, he is a mental health first aid instructor and coach. He is a director of leading workplace consultancy byrne·dean.


On 1 December 2022, KPMG and ZICO Law entered into an agreement under which a number of law firms and teams from the ZICO Law network have joined the KPMG network of firms.

The deal will see more than 275 lawyers join over 2,900 legal professionals in the KPMG global organization, creating a significant legal footprint across Asia. It will offer legal services and solutions, a globally connected legal services platform, and specialists who work with leading technology providers to modernize legal functions across organizations. The strategic combination increases the total number of legal professionals in the KPMG network to over 3,750 across 84 jurisdictions. You may read the press release here.

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