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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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    Law Society questions diversity of advisory council

    Concerns have been raised by the Law Society about the proposed membership of a new advisory council of solicitors and barristers chaired by Gary Bell QC.

    27 May 2016
    Press release

    Join us at Pride in London

    On Saturday 25 June, the Law Society will be leading a group of legal sector representatives at the Pride in London parade.

    25 May 2016

    Stonewall: creating change

    As part of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (#IDAHOT), Duncan Wood outlines some top tips to help law firms ensure that they are inclusive places to work.

    17 May 2016

    Walking the walk and talking the talk with Nicola Manning

    We spotlight one firm where diversity is part of their DNA, and talk to Nicola Manning at McMillan Williams.

    19 April 2016

    Cordella Bart Stewart talks about inspiration

    Cordella Bart Stewart talks about what inspires her to become a lawyer and the progress made for BAME solicitors.

    19 April 2016

    A helping hand: Funke Abimbola

    Funke Abimbola talks about the challenges women face in building a career in the legal profession, and the importance of networking.

    5 April 2016

    Wanted! Social Mobility Ambassadors for 2016

    The Law Society's Social Mobility Ambassador scheme asks solicitors disadvantaged background to help others from similar backgrounds.

    9 March 2016

    International Women’s Day: Two legal sector views

    For International Women's Day, Julie Ashdown and Leah Glover outline their views on how the legal sector can progress gender parity and support women.

    8 March 2016

    Law Society recruitment guidance promotes social mobility

    The Law Society of England and Wales today publishes guidance on recruitment practices to promote social mobility in the solicitors' profession.

    26 February 2016
    Press release

    Law Society publishes guidance for work experience providers in legal sector

    The Law Society of England and Wales today publishes guidance for employers that provide work experience to people interested in a legal career.

    24 February 2016
    Press release
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