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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 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

    A word from the chair on Orlando

    The chair of the LGBT Division, Erin Smith, has written about the attack on the LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and how LGBT people need a voice to fight hate wherever it comes from.

    14 June 2016
    News

    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

    Walking the walk and talking the talk with Nicola Manning

    We spotlight one firm where diversity is part of their DNA, and talk to Nicola Manning at McMillan Williams.

    19 April 2016
    Feature

    Cordella Bart Stewart talks about inspiration

    Cordella Bart Stewart talks about what inspires her to become a lawyer and the progress made for BAME solicitors.

    19 April 2016
    Feature

    A helping hand: Funke Abimbola

    Funke Abimbola talks about the challenges women face in building a career in the legal profession, and the importance of networking.

    5 April 2016
    Feature
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