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Page 20 | 16 - 29 October 2019 CITYMATTERS.LONDON Social Matters RESPONSE TO REFUGEES’ RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BRITISH LABOUR MARKET LET’S BE SOCIAL: Honey Sanusi, citizenship manager at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, explains how her firm is striving to address inequality for refugees in Britain city_matters ADDRESSING inequality is one of the pillars of the Herbert Smith Freehills’ pro bono and citizenship programme. We aim to address inequality in a number of ways which include providing access to justice through our pro bono services and facilitating work experience programmes designed to widen access to the legal profession. In recent years, one of the many areas of focus has been the integration of refugees in the UK. There are a number of different barriers they face in seeking work and we could not ignore the fact that 34% of refugees are unemployed compared to a nationwide unemployment rate of 4%. With employment being the most significant element in the successful integration of refugees, we were keen to be a part of the solution to this issue and consequently, we’ve been working in partnership with Breaking Barriers since 2017. Integrate Our partnership enables refugees in London to acquire the knowledge, confidence and experience they need to secure stable and fulfilling jobs so they can better integrate into the UK and live fulfilling lives. Breaking Barriers is a charity with a unique approach to helping refugees in London find meaningful employment and thus rebuild their lives. They believe that every refugee in London can fulfil their potential and integrate into their new home through employment that matches their skills, experience, and aspirations. The charity offers bespoke, intensive and flexible employment support to assist individual integration journeys. We partner with them to provide work experience placements and deliver skills-based workshops for refugees to gain vital work experience and develop the skills they need to secure long-term employment. System With the support of over 20 volunteers, we recently hosted a workshop for some Breaking Barriers candidates interested in a legal career. The workshop included talks about the English Legal system and two lawyers who Barriers are being broken had qualified in a different jurisdiction talked through their experience of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme. Our Graduate Recruitment team then went on to explain the training contract application process. One of the attendees described the workshop as “invaluable” and we’re hopeful that the workshop will help them to kick off their legal careers in the UK in the near future. We’ve also had two of the Breaking Barriers candidates spend time in our pro-bono and citizenship team to learn more about this area of work and improve their own soft skills. Nurtured Their time with us has nurtured their talent and given them the opportunity to build the confidence they need to rebuild their lives in the UK. The candidates have described their six month placements as “exciting”, “insightful” and “a step in the right direction”. It’s been rewarding to play a role in their development – especially because one of them has now gone on to secure a stable and fulfilling employment. The resources Breaking Barriers provide for their candidates and business partners are incredibly important. We’ve supported the charity with the development and production of their resources. We are pleased we can play a role in supporting the candidates we don’t get to have direct contact with as well as the other businesses who work with Breaking Barriers. Matthew Powell, the CEO Breaking Barriers, said: “We are delighted to work with Herbert Smith Freehills as we work together to support refugees and people from refugee backgrounds in London gain meaningful employment. “Herbert Smith Freehills have delivered a bespoke legal sector workshop and provided two work placements. “We look forward to growing the partnership with the firm over the coming years and are excited by the impact we will have on the lives of refugees in the UK.” Navigate When the refugee crisis first hit the world’s press, we wanted to respond, but we were determined to respond in the right way. Breaking Barriers has helped us do so by enabling us to provide an environment for refugees who have arrived in the UK to navigate the labour market and secure employment. It has been incredibly rewarding programme for us and we look forward to continuing to build our partnership with Breaking Barriers through mentoring, support with resource development and production, placements and pro-bono services.

CITYMATTERS.LONDON citymatters 16 - 29 October 2019 | Page 21 Puzzle Matters CROSS CODE CRYPTIC CROSSWORD 25 20 6 9 1 4 2 12 21 7 6 5 6 4 11 2 4 10 2 17 19 8 10 11 11 12 18 19 26 23 8 7 18 12 19 23 8 12 7 22 20 9 12 22 5 25 25 12 14 12 2 9 3 19 23 25 16 9 12 12 19 10 8 9 22 9 23 8 22 12 19 24 12 9 4 2 13 12 9 19 6 9 12 19 18 12 18 22 12 26 9 20 25 12 2 18 4 6 16 16 22 4 14 12 4 15 10 6 18 6 25 6 22 8 19 8 12 9 12 25 12 2 8 12 ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 Each number in our Cross Code grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. You have three letters in the control grid to start you off. Enter them in the appropriate squares in the main grid, then use your knowledge of words to work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you get the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and control grid. Check off the alphabetical list of letters as you identify them. MAGIC SQUARE AGE-RELATED IDLING Using all 16 letters of the phrase above, form four words each of four letters which will fit in the grid to form a magic square in which the words can be read both horizontally and vertically. SUDOKU Easy 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 P 1 5 7 9 6 5 2 8 9 8 4 3 3 8 2 8 6 1 6 2 9 4 9 3 7 2 7 3 6 8 1 7 4 12 13 E 25 26 M NONAGRAM How many words of four letters or more can you make from this Nonagram? Each word must use the central letter, and each letter may be used only once. At least one word using all nine letters can be found. Guidelines: 18 Good; 22 Very Good; 25 Excellent. Any word found in the Concise Oxford Dictionary (Tenth Edition) is eligible with the following exceptions: proper nouns; plural nouns, pronouns and possessives; third person singular verbs; hyphenated words; contractions and abbreviations; vulgar slang words; variant spellings of the same word (where another variant is also eligible). Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9, and so must each 3 x 3 box. Your weekly puzzle challenge Quiz Challenge 1. Brian May has played lead guitar for more than 40 years with which rock group? 2. At Rio 2016, who cycled their way into the history books to become Great Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian? 3. Which landmark is used as the high water reference point for all British tide tables? 4. Which inland sea fills the deepest depression on the Earth’s surface? 5. What is the title of the US national anthem? R I B A G E R I D WORD PYRAMID Spell out a 15-letter word or phrase by moving from one chamber to another within the pyramid. You may only enter each of the chambers once and may only proceed through openings in the walls. The first letter may appear in any chamber. FIVE ALIVE LS MA AR LG EL OM PE JU AS CL TA 3 9 7 5 7 2 6 1 3 4 7 3 4 9 6 1 2 7 9 6 5 8 8 5 8 6 6. The piccolo belongs to which group of orchestral instruments? 7. Boy George is the lead singer of which New Romantic band? 8. While at St Andrew’s University, Prince William captained his team in which sport? 9. The Carnatic Wars were fought in which country? 10. Benbecula is in which British group of islands? Hard E R E G U E N S Q N E S E M S AL RE ER LD CI RT OE SY EA TD Here are two miniature fivesquare crosswords using the same grid – but the letters have been mixed up. You have to work out which letters belong to which crossword. EQUALISER 4 8 14 2 1 2 2 4 2 1 4 1 Place the four signs (add, subtract, multiply, divide) one in each circle so that the total of each across and down line is the same. Perform the first calculation in each line first and ignore the mathematical law which says you should always perform division and multiplication before addition and subtraction. This puzzle page is supplied by Sirius Media Services. To try our new puzzle, Zygolex, go to www.zygolex.com © Sirius Media Services Ltd 1 8 9 11 16 20 22 10 ACROSS 2 12 11 17 21 1. Gathering it’s improving (7,2) 6. Reduce percentage (3) 8. Eccentric members of society have a crazy hairdo (7,6) 9. Stop or pass on (5) 10. Trusting Robin perhaps (7) 11. Cad gets right with the beast (6) 13. Pecan, a sort of appetiser (6) 16. Men in line went first and caused irritation (7) 18. Initially Richard and I examine the bolt (5) 20. Valley possibly is a rundown region (9,4) 22. Clutch component! (3) 23. Digging is sheer drudgery (9) 1 8 12 18 26 29 21 2 16 19 13 3 17 23 3 11 20 28 15 9 4 10 15 21 25 13 13 16 DOWN QUICK CROSSWORD 5 14 18 6 19 7 21 1. Friend having most of the stake (3) 2. Many with Alan moving about on the water (5) 3. Concentrated in the past maybe (7) 4. Got one vehicle inside another (2-4) 5. Copper illegally covers up danger (5) 6. Is able to rubbish a musical composition (7) 7. Dealing with management (9) 9. Case for an explosive vehicle on the hill (9) 12. One used by those securing temporary accommodation (4,3) 14. Shorten a game (7) 15. Poems as sent back to Black Sea port (6) 17. City is in first place, we hear (5) 19. Covers over part of the lefthand page (5) 21. Request to lie in the sun topless (3) 4 8 10 14 17 22 22 27 30 5 23 15 6 24 26 7 25 SOLUTIONS 31 32 NONAGRAM: abridge; abridger; aged; badge; badger; barge; barged; begad; berg; brag; bridge; brig; brigade; BRIGADIER; debag; dirge; drag; egad; garb; garbed; gear; gibe; gibed; gird; girder; grab; grad; grade; grader; grid; rage; raged; rager; regard; ridge; rigid. Across – Large; Scale; Resat. Down – Loser; Reads; Eject. Across – Small; Altar; Toyed. Down – Smart; Aptly; Lurid. (2) FIVE ALIVE: (1) QUICK CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Smooth; 4 Stupid; 8 Truant; 10 Kitten; 11 Nobel; 12 Roamer; 14 Neaten; 16 Rode; 17 Trio; 19 Best; 22 Bled; 26 Ureter; 27 Lariat; 28 Rivet; 29 Ibidem; 30 Wheeze; 31 Tandem; 32 Crisis. Down – 1 Suture; 2 Ocular; 3 Tinned; 5 Toiler; 6 Potato; 7 Dining; 9 Tore; 10 Kent; 13 Motet; 15 Airer; 18 Quaint; 19 Benign; 20 Serene; 21 Trim; 22 Blew; 23 Lather; 24 Divers; 25 Stress. CRYPTIC CROSSWORD: Across – 1 Picking up; 6 Cut; 8 Lunatic fringe; 9 Colon; 10 Reliant; 11 Rotter; 13 Canapé; 16 Rankled; 18 Rivet; 20 Depressed area; 22 Egg; 23 Spadework. Down – 1 Pal; 2 Canal; 3 Intense; 4 Go-cart; 5 Peril; 6 Cantata; 7 Treatment; 9 Cartridge; 12 Tent peg; 14 Abridge; 15 Odessa; 17 Leeds; 19 Verso; 21 Ask. WORD PYRAMID: Queen’s Messenger. EQUALISER: Clockwise from top left – divide; subtract; multiply; add. Total: 6. MAGIC SQUARE: tale; arid; ling; edge. W G 26 13 M E 25 12 B F 24 11 I U 23 10 3 2 9 4 8 6 1 5 7 8 5 4 7 9 1 3 2 6 6 7 1 5 2 3 4 9 8 7 6 5 8 3 4 9 1 2 9 3 8 2 1 5 6 7 4 1 4 2 9 6 7 8 3 5 4 9 6 1 5 2 7 8 3 2 8 3 6 7 9 5 4 1 5 1 7 3 4 8 2 6 9 R L 22 9 J T 21 8 C H 20 7 S A 19 6 D K 18 5 4 8 1 5 7 3 9 6 2 5 3 9 2 4 6 8 1 7 6 7 2 9 1 8 4 5 3 7 9 4 6 5 1 3 2 8 3 2 5 4 8 7 6 9 1 1 6 8 3 2 9 5 7 4 9 4 6 1 3 2 7 8 5 2 5 7 8 9 4 1 3 6 8 1 3 7 6 5 2 4 9 EASY SUDOKU HARD SUDOKU X O 17 4 P Y 16 Q N 15 V Z 14 CROSS CODE 1 2 3 QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Queen; 2 Sarah Storey; 3 London Bridge; 4 The Dead Sea; 5 The Star Spangled Banner; 6 Woodwind; 7 Culture Club; 8 Water polo; 9 India; 10 The Outer Hebrides. ACROSS 1. Even (6) 4. Foolish (6) 8. School absentee (6) 10. Young cat (6) 11. International prize (5) 12. Wanderer (6) 14. Tidy (6) 16. Went on horseback (4) 17. Threesome (4) 19. Finest (4) 22. Haemorrhaged (4) 26. Kidney duct (6) 27. Lasso (6) 28. Bolt (5) 29. In the same place (6) 30. Breathe huskily (6) 31. Bicycle for two (6) 32. Emergency (6) DOWN 1. Surgical stitch (6) 2. Of the eye (6) 3. Canned (6) 5. Worker (6) 6. Vegetable (6) 7. Eating (6) 9. Ripped (4) 10. Garden of England (4) 13. Musical work (5) 15. Drying frame (5) 18. Whimsical (6) 19. Harmless (6) 20. Calm (6) 21. Cut back (4) 22. Breathed out (4) 23. Suds (6) 24. Frogmen (6) 25. Strain (6)

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