The success of any legal practice is based on its ability to understand and meet the needs of its clients. Whether your clients are individuals or organisations, large or small, the need for diversity on the legal profession is growing.
We are committed to help the legal profession to be:
Professor Debbie Foster of Cardiff University Business School, and independent researcher Dr Natasha Hirst are conducting groundbreaking research into the experiences of disabled people in the legal profession.
On 5 July 2018, vice-president of the Law Society Christina Blacklaws became the 174th president, taking over from Joe Egan.
The alphabet soup LGBTTQI+ of sexual orientation and gender identity only gets larger. Referring to someone who is not straight or cisgender may be a challenge to a lot of people.
In 2011, Gordons decided to take action to address the issue of social mobility within the legal profession by launching its Gordons Apprenticeshop Programme.
Find out more about how the Law Society is supporting people who are neurodivergent.
The Law Society's regional diversity and inclusion forums offer an opportunity to influence our work and better support members of the profession and their organisations.
By listening to the challenges voiced by the members of the profession, the Law Society can respond with high-quality and relevant support. Addressed here are the concerns surrounding Criminal Legal Aid, the SQE, and diversity and inclusion.
Solicitors, barristers, and Chartered Legal Executives are joining together to mark Pride events in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, and at the flagship march in London in July led by the heads of the professions.
The Law Society, alongside the Women's Lawyers Division, has launched a programme of work that aims to achieve equality for women within the legal profession both in our jurisdiction and internationally, with three main objectives, outlined here.
On 26 February, the UK Society of Chinese Lawyers (UKSCL) held the annual Chinese New Year reception at the Law Society. The event was an annual celebration of the Chinese New Year, achievements of the UKSCL in the past year, and plans for the year ahead.
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From the Private Client Section: working with transgender clients