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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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    new social network for LGBT lawyers

    The Law Society’s LGBT Division is delighted to launch the first professional social network for LGBT Lawyers and their allies.

    30 September 2016
    News

    Mature students

    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).

    29 September 2016
    Information

    Why do we celebrate Black History Month?

    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.

    22 September 2016
    Blog

    Brexit - how will it impact the profession

    Angeli Vadera, EMLD committee member and vice chair of the Hindu Lawyers Association (HLA), shares her personal perspective on Brexit.

    13 September 2016
    Feature

    The story of a Returner: finding your path

    Jane, a Returner’s Course Alumni, talks about how the course helped her return to work.

    18 August 2016
    Feature

    What the PA Knew: Dawn Dixon

    Solicitor, author and committee member of the Women Lawyers Division, Dawn talks about her new book and the challenges she faced within the legal profession.

    17 August 2016
    Feature

    Join us at Legal Pride 2016

    Join us to celebrate LGBT diversity in the legal profession.

    1 August 2016
    News

    Self promotion part two – solutions and tips

    This is part two of a two part article about women lawyers and self-promotion by Rachel Brushfield, Career strategist and coach.

    29 July 2016
    Feature

    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

    Self Promotion part one – insights

    This is part one of a two part series about women lawyers and self-promotion by Rachel Brushfield, Career strategist and coach.

    28 July 2016
    Feature
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