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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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    Join us at Legal Pride 2016

    Join us to celebrate LGBT diversity in the legal profession.

    1 August 2016
    News

    Judicial diversity statistics show positive but slow progress

    Judicial diversity figures for 2016 released are a case of ‘some progress but must try harder’.

    29 July 2016
    Press release

    Law Society welcomes appointment of first woman lord chancellor

    The Law Society will be writing to the new justice secretary Liz Truss to wish her well in her role.

    14 July 2016
    Press release

    Pride: why we march

    Kevin Poulter reflects on the Pride in London parade, and discusses equality for the LGBT community.

    30 June 2016
    Blog

    Being out at work - why does it matter?

    Sarah Crowe considers the issues around coming out as LGBT in the workplace and provides some tips for law firms.

    16 June 2016
    Blog

    Law Society questions diversity of advisory council

    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.

    27 May 2016
    Press release

    Join us at Pride in London

    On Saturday 25 June, the Law Society will be leading a group of legal sector representatives at the Pride in London parade.

    25 May 2016
    News

    Stonewall: creating change

    As part of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (#IDAHOT), Duncan Wood outlines some top tips to help law firms ensure that they are inclusive places to work.

    17 May 2016
    Blog

    Wanted! Social Mobility Ambassadors for 2016

    The Law Society's Social Mobility Ambassador scheme asks solicitors disadvantaged background to help others from similar backgrounds.

    9 March 2016
    News

    International Women’s Day: Two legal sector views

    For International Women's Day, Julie Ashdown and Leah Glover outline their views on how the legal sector can progress gender parity and support women.

    8 March 2016
    Blog
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  • In this section

    Diversity and inclusion case studies

    Practical examples of good practice on diversity and inclusion in large and small firms.

    Diversity and Inclusion Charter

    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.

    Mentoring programme

    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

    Diversity and inclusion in law firms: The business case

    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.

    The D&I Procurement Protocol

    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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