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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.
The Law Society of England and Wales today publishes guidance on recruitment practices to promote social mobility in the solicitors' profession.
The Law Society of England and Wales today publishes guidance for employers that provide work experience to people interested in a legal career.
Law Society president Jonathan Smithers and vice president Robert Bourns welcomed EU commissioner for justice, consumers and gender equality Věra Jourová.
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