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Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

  • 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.

    What does the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division do?

    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.

    Why should I join?

    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:

    • specialised events and training
    • networking opportunities
    • regular e-newsletters and updates
    • access to a community of ethnic minority lawyers
    • voting rights for division seats on the Law Society‚Äôs governing council

    Join the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

    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.

    For more information email

    Find out about the EMLD committee

  • News from the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

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    Law firms warned that professional indemnity insurance is useless if their insurer is financially unstable

    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.

    30 January 2013

    Practice notes for ethnic minority lawyers

    Advice relating to the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division, including practice notes.

    26 November 2012

    Diversity Access Scheme

    Information on the Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme.

    30 April 2012


    Home of the Law Socieyty's communities and membership networks

    20 April 2012

    VAT on legal aid work

    We have launched a simplified method of accounting for VAT which is described in this practice note.

    15 December 2009
    Practice note

    Telegraphic transfer fees

    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.

    30 July 2008


    This practice note explains some issues solicitors need to be aware of under the Compensation Act 2006.

    20 February 2007
    Practice note
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