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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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    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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    Government launches initiative to increase diverse candidates on public bodies

    The government public appointments action plan is aimed at attracting more candidates from diverse backgrounds.

    19 December 2017
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    Law Society celebrates positive changes in the profession with 'Inclusion through diversity' event

    The Law Society hosted its inaugural 'Inclusion through diversity' celebration event to acknowledge and celebrate the positive changes we are seeing in the profession and how it supports its people.

    18 December 2017
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    Solicitor Judges Division events

    We give information on upcoming events in 2017/18.

    13 December 2017
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    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
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    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
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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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