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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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    Law Society publishes equal pay guidance for law firms

    The Law Society has published an equal pay toolkit, designed for partners, human resources professionals and anyone involved with the management of a law firm.

    9 November 2015
    Press release

    Equal pay

    This practice note covers the law underpinning the right to equal pay and suggests steps firms should take to address equal pay.

    4 November 2015
    Practice note

    Catherine Dixon on the First 100 Years project

    Catherine Dixon, chief executive of the Law Society, delivered a speech gender equality at the SPARK 21 Conference.

    3 November 2015
    Speech

    Equal Pay Day 2015

    The Law Society is introducing an equal pay practice note and toolkit with a free webinar to coincide with Equal Pay Day, Wednesday 4 November.

    22 October 2015
    News

    House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability - Law Society submission

    The Law Society has given evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee reviewing the implementation of the Equality Act in relation to disability.

    29 September 2015
    Consultation response

    Law Society Diversity Access Scheme supports exceptional legal talent

    The Law Society is delighted to announce the eleven awardees of this year's Law Society Diversity Access Scheme scholarships.

    15 September 2015
    Press release

    Flexible working

    This practice note offers advice on that right and suggests forms of flexible working that practices may wish to consider.

    14 August 2015
    Practice notes

    Diversity in the profession

    This short report highlights the diversity profile of solicitors.

    30 June 2015
    Advice

    Research and reports

    Research and reports into the Corporate Responsibility, Equality and Diversity (CRED) team.

    8 June 2015
    Research

    Mapping and evaluating the formal and informal LGB networks in the legal profession in England

    The findings of this report draw attention to wider issues around diversity networks and the role these networks play in firms.

    30 January 2015
    Research
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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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