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The largest international survey of women in the law has been released by the Law Society of England and Wales to mark International Women’s Day 2018, shedding light on the road to gender equality in the legal profession.
The Law Society Group (the Group) today published its gender pay gap report. The report details the combined results of the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), which are one legal entity but operate independently.
Talented trainee lawyers are invited to apply for a coveted place on the profession’s Diversity Access Scheme (DAS), the Law Society of England and Wales said as it opened recruitment for the 2018 cohort of scholars.
Social mobility is as vital for the legal profession as it is for society, the Law Society of England and Wales said as it unveiled the third cohort of Solicitors for 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.
Solicitor firms make up half of the top 10 organisations on Stonewall's 2017 workplace equality index.
The Law Society diversity profile shows how the proportion of BAME solicitors closely follows diversity in society.
Judicial diversity figures for 2016 released are a case of ‘some progress but must try harder’.
The Law Society will be writing to the new justice secretary Liz Truss to wish her well in her role.
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.
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