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:
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.
Human Rights Committee member Angela Jackman talks to the Law Society about her work as a leading human rights solicitor and as a lecturer at City University.
A round-up of events organised by the Law Society and its LGBT+ lawyers division to mark LGBT History Month in February 2018.
To mark International Women’s day, the Law society is launching an online campaign as part of our Sisters in Law project (highlighting the challenges faced by BAME women).
To celebrate International Women’s Day, the EMLD took a stand at the event manned by committee members. To mark the event the EMLD produced a booklet.
The largest international survey of women in the law has been released by the Law Society of England and Wales to mark International Women’s Day 2018, shedding light on the road to gender equality in the legal profession.
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From the Private Client Section: working with transgender clients