LGBT Lawyers Division

  • The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. The LGBT Lawyers Division is the community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lawyers and our allies.

    We provide an opportunity for LGBT solicitors to have their voice heard. Our members work in private practice, and in-house within corporate, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

    What does the LGBT Lawyers Division do?

    We bring LGBT lawyers together to share best practice, and address current issues and challenges in a supportive environment. We deliver key news, regulatory and management information and bring together our services that are relevant to you.

    • We engage with the LGBT legal community and other LGBT groups, and we campaign on behalf of LGBT solicitors.
    • We share expertise and experience, and celebrate the achievements of LGBT solicitors
    • We provide ad hoc peer support and help LGBT solicitors to overcome isolation
    • We deliver key news, regulatory and management information and bring together our services that are relevant to you.

    Why should I join?

    Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the LGBT 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 LGBT lawyers
    • voting rights for division seats on the Law Society’s governing council

    Join the LGBT Lawyers Division

    To join the LGBT Division, sign up to My Law Society and tick the LGBT 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 lgbt@lawsociety.org.uk

    Find out about the LGBT committee

  • News from the LGBT Lawyers Division

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    Cardiff Pride Cymru parade

    Legal Pride is returning to Cardiff on 26 August with legal bodies coming together to march as a united profession.

    22 August 2017
    News

    Solicitor training

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    1 August 2017
    Information

    LGBT Committee members

    Meet the members of the LGBT Committee

    24 July 2017
    Information

    LGBT Lawyers Division

    Find out about the LGBT Lawyers Division

    21 July 2017
    Information

    Pride this Saturday: fully booked

    All places on the march have now been filled.

    6 July 2017
    News

    All are equal under the law: Law Society at Pride in London 2017

    The Law Society will be leading legal sector representatives in the Pride in London parade on Saturday 8 July.

    6 July 2017
    Press release

    Join us for Pride 2017

    As we invite you to join us at London and Cardiff this year, CILEx policy & public affairs manager Richard Doughty reflects on the legal sector’s joint presence at annual Pride events.

    1 June 2017
    News

    Calling all ethnic minority and LGBT solicitors - your Law Society needs you

    We want you to have your say in the work of the Law Society, and to help you get the maximum benefit from your membership.

    19 April 2017
    Blog

    Mentoring boosts career progression

    Applications are open for the Law Society's mentoring scheme to support career progression for solicitors from under-represented groups.

    3 April 2017
    Press release

    Social mobility ambassadors 2017

    How to apply to become a social mobility ambassador.

    16 March 2017
    Information
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