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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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    Lawyers unite for #LegalPride 2018

    Solicitors, barristers, and Chartered Legal Executives are joining together to mark Pride events in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, and at the flagship march in London in July led by the heads of the professions.

    3 May 2018
    News

    Women in law roundtable discussions across the regions

    The Law Society, alongside the Women's Lawyers Division, has launched a programme of work that aims to achieve equality for women within the legal profession both in our jurisdiction and internationally, with three main objectives, outlined here.

    19 March 2018
    News

    Celebration of the Year of Dog by the UK Society of Chinese Lawyers

    On 26 February, the UK Society of Chinese Lawyers (UKSCL) held the annual Chinese New Year reception at the Law Society. The event was an annual celebration of the Chinese New Year, achievements of the UKSCL in the past year, and plans for the year ahead.

    16 March 2018
    Feature

    Podcast with Angela Jackman

    Human Rights Committee member Angela Jackman talks to the Law Society about her work as a leading human rights solicitor and as a lecturer at City University.

    14 March 2018
    Audio

    Inspiration and caution for LGBT+ History Month

    A round-up of events organised by the Law Society and its LGBT+ lawyers division to mark LGBT History Month in February 2018.

    13 March 2018
    News

    Law Society marks International Women's Day with #Dressedtoexpress campaign

    To mark International Women’s day, the Law society is launching an online campaign as part of our Sisters in Law project (highlighting the challenges faced by BAME women).

    12 March 2018
    News

    Free workshop – Becoming a BAME judge

    To mark International Women’s day, the Law society is launching an online campaign as part of our Sisters in Law project (highlighting the challenges faced by BAME women).

    12 March 2018
    News

    Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, the EMLD took a stand at the event manned by committee members. To mark the event the EMLD produced a booklet.

    12 March 2018
    News

    Largest ever survey on gender equality in legal profession

    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.

    8 March 2018
    Press release

    When silence isn’t golden: finding your voice as young women lawyers

    “Feel empowered. And if you start to do it, if you start to feel your voice heard, you will never go back.” Mary Robinson

    5 March 2018
    Blog
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