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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
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    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
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    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
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    Inspiration and caution for LGBT+ History Month

    A round-up of events organised by the Law Society and its LGBT+ lawyers division to mark LGBT History Month in February 2018.

    13 March 2018
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    Law Society marks International Women's Day with #Dressedtoexpress campaign

    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).

    12 March 2018
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    Free workshop – Becoming a BAME judge

    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).

    12 March 2018
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    Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

    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.

    12 March 2018
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    LGBT History Month 2018 - Law Society events

    At a time when our profession and clients are becoming more diverse, the Law Society and its LGBT+ Lawyers Division (LGBT+LD) have an exciting programme of events to mark LGBT History Month in February.

    6 February 2018
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    Legally Disabled? The career experiences of disabled people in the legal profession and developing future strategies

    Cardiff University is conducting independent research into the experiences of legal professionals who define themselves as disabled, or who have a long-term health condition.

    24 January 2018
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    Government response to Lammy review met with disappointment

    David Lammy MP was commissioned to carry out a review looking at the criminal justice system and its disproportionate impact on people from BAME communities.

    21 December 2017
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