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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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    Regulation of legal services in 2017

    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.

    24 January 2017
    Blog

    Solicitor firms dominate Stonewall's 2017 workplace equality index

    Solicitor firms make up half of the top 10 organisations on Stonewall's 2017 workplace equality index.

    19 January 2017
    Press release

    Improving Lives: The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

    On Sunday 30 October, the Government announced a major consultation on helping disabled people into work, Improving lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper.

    16 January 2017
    News

    Say My Name capmaign

    The Law Society along with support from the WLD and EMLD are launching a video project.

    16 January 2017
    News

    Pride in the Profession in 2017

    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.

    12 January 2017
    Blog

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Framework 2016-19

    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.

    16 November 2016
    Information

    Diversity champion Sandie Okoro appointed general counsel at the World Bank

    The World Bank announced yesterday that Sandie Okoro has been appointed their group senior vice-president and general counsel.

    10 November 2016
    News

    Proportion of solicitors with BAME backgrounds closely mirrors general population

    The Law Society diversity profile shows how the proportion of BAME solicitors closely follows diversity in society.

    18 October 2016
    Press release

    Promoting diversity in the legal profession

    Diversity profile of the solicitors' profession 2015 - published October 2015

    14 October 2016
    Research

    Collecting, reporting and publishing diversity data

    Practice note on managing SRA requirements for measuring levels of diversity and social mobility in the legal workforce.

    3 October 2016
    Practice note
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