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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

  • Collecting, reporting and publishing diversity data

    Practice note on managing SRA requirements for measuring levels of diversity and social mobility in the legal workforce.

    3 October 2016
    Practice note

    Working with transgender employees

    This practice note is designed to help everyone in your firm to work respectfully with transgender people.

    20 November 2015
    Practice note

    Equal pay

    This practice note covers the law underpinning the right to equal pay and suggests steps firms should take to address equal pay.

    4 November 2015
    Practice note

    Equality and diversity requirements: SRA Handbook

    This practice note includes examples of behaviours which may enable adherence to the outcomes, as well as examples of behaviours which would not. It also sets out how the Law Society can assist you and your practice in this area.

    18 July 2012
    Practice note

    Providing services to D/deaf and hard of hearing people

    This practice note specifically focuses on different ways that you can work with individuals who are D/deaf or hard of hearing and offers some practical advice in this area.

    12 July 2012
    Practice note

    Positive action

    This practice note sumarises the law relating to positive action; explains what the new provisions mean for practitioners and provides examples of how and when the provisions could be used.

    6 October 2011
    Practice note
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