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.
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Robert Bourns considers the Competition and Markets Authority report on competition in the legal services market, developments on the SRA handbook and Solicitors Qualifying Examination, and potential changes to professional indemnity insurance.
Solicitor firms make up half of the top 10 organisations on Stonewall's 2017 workplace equality index.
Robert Bourns reflects on the strengths of the legal sector and encourages solicitors to take pride in their work and speak up for their profession.
For our profession to be successful, we must ensure it benefits from the widest possible talent pool and that we can offer our services to the widest pool of clients.
The World Bank announced yesterday that Sandie Okoro has been appointed their group senior vice-president and general counsel.
The Law Society diversity profile shows how the proportion of BAME solicitors closely follows diversity in society.
Diversity profile of the solicitors' profession 2015 - published October 2015
Practice note on managing SRA requirements for measuring levels of diversity and social mobility in the legal workforce.
The introduction of the Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees or job seekers on the grounds of age (actual or perceived).
In advance of Black History Month, Jerry Garvey and Barbara Whitehorne consider issues around diversity in the legal profession, and explain what the Law Society is doing to help.
Practical examples of good practice on diversity and inclusion in large and small firms.
Our charter is the flagship diversity initiative of the legal profession. It is an instantly recognisable public statement of commitment by its signatories and a framework for positive action across all strands of diversity.
Do you want support in progressing your career? Can you give something back by mentoring other professionals? We have launched a national mentoring programme for practising solicitors
Find out about the benefits that a genuine and positive commitment to diversity and inclusion can bring to all our law firms – big and small.
Our protocol is a public commitment by in-house legal departments to ask standard questions about the diversity policies and practices of law firms tendering for work as part of the normal tender process.
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