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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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    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

    Join us for Pride 2017

    As we invite you to join us at London and Cardiff this year, CILEx policy & public affairs manager Richard Doughty reflects on the legal sector’s joint presence at annual Pride events.

    1 June 2017
    News

    Winning an Excellence Award – how to do it and the difference it makes

    Ranjit Uppal won the Law Society’s Excellence Award for Solicitor Advocate of the Year 2016. He shares six tips on how to put together a winning submission. The 2017 Excellence Awards nominations deadline is 26 May

    16 May 2017
    Blog

    Calling all ethnic minority and LGBT solicitors - your Law Society needs you

    We want you to have your say in the work of the Law Society, and to help you get the maximum benefit from your membership.

    19 April 2017
    Blog

    Woman statues: what is the big deal?

    Catherine Slattery, solicitor at Irwin Mitchell and Women Lawyers Division committee member, talks about the new Emmeline Pankhurst statue to be installed in Manchester city centre.

    13 April 2017
    News

    Second Reading debate of the Prisons and Courts Bill and its implications for access to justice

    This week access to justice will be at the top of the parliamentary agenda.

    20 March 2017
    Blog

    #SayMyName (correctly please!)

    Our names are part of our identity, so it can have an impact on us when they’re pronounced incorrectly. To mark the UN End Racism Day 21 March, the Law Society is asking what’s in a name for #SayMyName. Bansi Desai explains why it’s important to her

    20 March 2017
    Blog

    Social mobility ambassadors 2017

    How to apply to become a social mobility ambassador.

    16 March 2017
    Information

    How to use an award to promote your firm

    Applying for an award for your business can be hard work, but the benefits are enormous, if you capitalise on the win. Kate Adam provides a step-by-step guide

    15 March 2017
    Blog

    Seven reasons why the legal profession needs International Women’s Day

    Wednesday 8 March is International Women's Day, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and highlight the challenges that still have to be overcome. Suzanne Gallagher and Shereen Semnani offer seven reasons why the legal profession needs to sit up and take notice.

    2 March 2017
    Blog
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