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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.
  • Latest from diversity and inclusion

  • LDD Committee members

    Meet the members of the Lawyers with Disabilities Committee

    24 July 2017
    Advice

    Ethnic Minority Division Committee members

    Meet the members of the Ethnic Minority Committee

    24 July 2017
    Advice

    Women Lawyers Division Committee members

    Meet the members of the Women Lawyers Committee

    24 July 2017
    Advice

    LGBT Committee members

    Meet the members of the LGBT Committee

    24 July 2017
    Advice

    Women Lawyers Division

    Find out about the Women Lawyers Division and how to join.

    21 July 2017
    Advice

    LGBT Lawyers Division

    Find out about the LGBT Lawyers Division

    21 July 2017
    Advice

    Lawyers with Disabilities Division

    Find out about the Lawyers with Disabilities Division

    20 July 2017
    Advice

    Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

    Find out about the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

    20 July 2017
    Advice

    Pride in your law firm, pride in yourself

    In many countries you can be punished by the state, persecuted and even killed just for being LGBT or celebrating LGBT identities. Trans people do not have access to life changing healthcare and are discriminated against under law.

    4 July 2017
    Blog

    Solicitor firms lead the charge on social mobility

    Solicitors firms make up nearly a third of organisations in the top 50 UK employers which have done the most to improve social mobility in the workplace.

    21 June 2017
    Press release
  • In this section

    Diversity and inclusion case studies

    Practical examples of good practice on diversity and inclusion in large and small firms.

    Diversity and Inclusion Charter

    Our charter is the flagship diversity initiative of the legal profession. It is an instantly recognisable public statement of commitment by its signatories and a framework for positive action across all strands of diversity.

    Mentoring programme

    Do you want support in progressing your career? Can you give something back by mentoring other professionals? We have launched a national mentoring programme for practising solicitors

    Diversity and inclusion in law firms: The business case

    Find out about the benefits that a genuine and positive commitment to diversity and inclusion can bring to all our law firms – big and small.

    The D&I Procurement Protocol

    Our protocol is a public commitment by in-house legal departments to ask standard questions about the diversity policies and practices of law firms tendering for work as part of the normal tender process.