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Matthew Guthrie

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Proud to be part of Pride

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10 September 2020

With a focus on visibility at this year's Channel Islands Pride, Mourant is proud to partner with Liberate in bringing a splash of colour to the parade on Saturday 12 September.

As the Parade Flags sponsor, Mourant is providing hundreds of handheld rainbow flags for participants to wave during the parade and at the numerous events running over the weekend.

This year, the inclusive event is being held in Guernsey, just weeks after the island's government approved new laws to ensure inclusivity for everyone. Team Mourant will be celebrating the islands' colourful and diverse community by joining the parade that runs through St Peter Port.

Mourant Guernsey Managing Partner, Matthew Guthrie said: "We're thrilled to be supporting CI Pride 2020 and to bring some additional colour to the weekend events with our donation of rainbow flags. Pride aligns itself with many of our own core values and is a fantastic opportunity to bring everyone together to celebrate diversity in our community.

"As a local employer in the Channel Islands, we're committed to nurturing an inclusive environment, where our people are able to bring their whole authentic selves to work every day and to be the best they can be. We're looking forward to joining the parade on Saturday and supporting inclusion across our whole community."

Holly Tardif, member of the law and governance services firm's LGBTQ+ and Friends employee-led network, has attended previous CI Pride events and knows it will be an amazing day.

"I'm pleased that CI Pride is taking place this year, particularly in light of the challenging year our whole community has experienced. I'll be once again joining the parade with friends and Team Mourant colleagues, celebrating the inclusive culture that we are fortunate to live and work in.

"At Mourant, we're always encouraged to be ourselves and taking part in Pride is a great way of nurturing an even wider culture of inclusivity and mutual respect across the community. If you come along, you can be sure to be welcomed with open arms and to experience something magical!"

CI Pride is a free, inclusive community event open to everyone with a host of events happening over the weekend. Ellie Jones, Liberate CEO and CI Pride Director said:

"We're really excited that CI Pride is able to go ahead as planned this year and for the support of our corporate partners. With this year's theme centralising around visibility, we're grateful to Mourant in enabling us to distribute hundreds of colourful Pride flags to our party participants as we all come together and visibly demonstrate with Team Mourant our solidarity and the beauty of diversity."

For more information about CI Pride 2020 events and a detailed event schedule, please go to www.channelislandspride.org.

For information on the Mourant inclusion policy, please click here.