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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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    Solicitor Judges Division events

    We give information on upcoming events in 2017/18.

    13 December 2017
    News

    EMLD vice-chair scoops award at UK Diversity awards event

    On 28 November Evelyn Ofori Koree received the award for most outstanding law firm (sole practitioner/SME) category at the annual prestigious BSN UK Diversity awards ceremony.

    7 December 2017
    News

    ‘Coming from a tougher background could be one of your biggest assets’*

    Social mobility is as vital for the legal profession as it is for society, the Law Society of England and Wales said as it unveiled the third cohort of Solicitors for Social Mobility.

    6 December 2017
    Press release

    Billy Yu Lok Ng

    Information on the current Law Society's social mobility Ambassador Billy Yu Lok Ng

    5 December 2017
    Policy

    Seeking new LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee member

    This appointment is open to anyone who identifies as LGBT+ or is an ally to the LGBT+ community.

    27 November 2017
    News

    100 Years since women became people

    We’re all familiar with the saying ‘men are from Mars and women are from Venus’, less well known is that, not so long ago, women weren’t actually considered people at all!

    1 November 2017
    Blog

    Bi Visibility Day - a trainee's experience of being out in a City firm

    As well as being a trainee at Reed Smith, I’m also a bisexual man. This Bisexual Visibility Day I want to reflect on my journey into the profession - and how the legal sector’s understanding of bisexuality and LGBT issues has changed during this time.

    22 September 2017
    Blog

    Third time lucky: Applying for a judicial appointment

    As the saying goes, what is worth doing is worth doing well. If you want to secure a judicial appointment you should sit down and make a plan.

    6 September 2017
    Blog

    News from the Association of Women Solicitors

    View our upcoming events and networking opportunities.

    30 August 2017
    News

    LDD Committee members

    Meet the members of the Lawyers with Disabilities Committee

    24 July 2017
    Information
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