The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. We provide an opportunity for solicitors from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and their allies to have their voice for heard, allowing us to represent you effectively.
The Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division (EMLD) supports and promotes solicitors and their allies through the provision of career-enhancing events, information and networking opportunities.
We provide an opportunity for you to make your voice heard, comply with regulatory and compliance issues, run your practice and develop your career.
The EMLD was developed to facilitate greater engagement between ethnic minority solicitors and the Law Society. The division encourages solicitors to use their experiences and expertise to support aspiring solicitors or colleagues seeking to progress in the legal sector.
Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the EMLD is free, and is open to all solicitors and their allies.
Members benefit from:
To join the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division, sign up to My Law Society and tick the Ethnic minority lawyers box in special interests. You will receive regular email updates and tailored content will appear on your My Law Society homepage.
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Find out about the EMLD committee
Law firms are improving on diversity and inclusion performance but there is still some way to go, a report has found.
The Law Society is warning solicitors to check the financial strength of an insurer before purchasing their next professional indemnity insurance (PII) policy, to find out whether the company will be able to meet insurance claims.
Advice relating to the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division, including practice notes.
Information on the Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme.
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We have launched a simplified method of accounting for VAT which is described in this practice note.
This practice note provides advice to practitioners about what information should be given to clients about charges for telegraphic transfers, and which elements of the fee should be treated as disbursements and which as profit costs.
This practice note explains some issues solicitors need to be aware of under the Compensation Act 2006.
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This course on 24-25 November helps returning solicitors, men and women, return to the profession after a career break.