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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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    News from the Association of Women Solicitors

    View our upcoming events and networking opportunities.

    30 August 2017
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    Join us for Pride 2017

    As we invite you to join us at London and Cardiff this year, CILEx policy & public affairs manager Richard Doughty reflects on the legal sector’s joint presence at annual Pride events.

    1 June 2017
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    Woman statues: what is the big deal?

    Catherine Slattery, solicitor at Irwin Mitchell and Women Lawyers Division committee member, talks about the new Emmeline Pankhurst statue to be installed in Manchester city centre.

    13 April 2017
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    Social Mobility Employer Index launched

    The Law Society will participate in the newly-launched Social Mobility Employer Index, which measures openness to talent from all backgrounds.

    16 February 2017
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    Launch of pro bono legal service clinic for London's Chinese community

    he Law Society of England and Wales supported the UK Society of Chinese Lawyers’ new year reception, launching UKSCL’s pro bono legal service, which will be located at the London Chinese community centre.

    24 January 2017
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    Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

    On Sunday 30 October, the Government announced a major consultation on helping disabled people into work, Improving lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper.

    16 January 2017
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    Say My Name capmaign

    The Law Society along with support from the WLD and EMLD are launching a video project.

    16 January 2017
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    Diversity champion Sandie Okoro appointed general counsel at the World Bank

    The World Bank announced yesterday that Sandie Okoro has been appointed their group senior vice-president and general counsel.

    10 November 2016
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    new social network for LGBT lawyers

    The Law Society’s LGBT Division is delighted to launch the first professional social network for LGBT Lawyers and their allies.

    30 September 2016
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    Join us at Legal Pride 2016

    Join us to celebrate LGBT diversity in the legal profession.

    1 August 2016
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