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Diversity and inclusion

  • 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:

    • Inclusive - its composition reflecting the diversity of our society.
    • Responsive - able to provide a sensitive, appropriate and highly professional service to all sections of society.
    • Good employers - recruiting on merit and offering training and development opportunities to all employees regardless of background.
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    'Legally Disabled?' finds significant barriers for disabled legal professionals

    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.

    11 July 2018
    News

    President Christina Blacklaws delivers her inaugural speech

    On 5 July 2018, vice-president of the Law Society Christina Blacklaws became the 174th president, taking over from Joe Egan.

    5 July 2018
    Speech

    Alphabet soup: How to refer to my LGBTTQI+ colleague

    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.

    2 July 2018
    Blog

    Case study: Promoting social mobility in the legal sector through apprenticeships

    In 2011, Gordons decided to take action to address the issue of social mobility within the legal profession by launching its Gordons Apprenticeshop Programme.

    29 June 2018
    Case study

    Neurodiversity in the legal profession

    Find out more about how the Law Society is supporting people who are neurodivergent.

    28 June 2018
    Information

    Regional diversity and inclusion forums

    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.

    22 June 2018
    Information

    Insights from our engagement with members

    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.

    9 May 2018
    Article

    Lawyers unite for #LegalPride 2018

    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.

    3 May 2018
    News

    Women in law roundtable discussions across the regions

    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.

    19 March 2018
    News

    Celebration of the Year of Dog by the UK Society of Chinese Lawyers

    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.

    16 March 2018
    Feature
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