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:
This short report highlights the diversity profile of solicitors.
The Law Society is celebrating Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) diversity in the legal profession at the Pride in London Parade next month.
Wragge and Co launched its 'Day in the life of a Lawyer' programme in 2006.
Gordons introduced the legal sector's first apprenticeship scheme of its kind in September 2011.
It might be 2014, but we're still hearing of firsts for women taking up roles in the legal profession.
The gender pay gap for the solicitors' profession has increased, with women's salaries on average 30 per cent lower across all areas of private practice during 2013.
Talented women solicitors are still not making it as far as the boardroom in their legal careers despite representing almost half of the entire profession.
The Law Society is running two free events in February to mark this year LGBT History Month.
The work of the firm's focus groups forms the foundation upon which its diversity programme goes from strength to strength. Membership of the groups is fully inclusive, and anyone in the firm may join.
The Treasury Solicitor's Department has become the 400th signatory to the Law Society's flagship Diversity and Inclusion Charter.
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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