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

  • Pride this Saturday: fully booked

    All places on the march have now been filled.

    6 July 2017
    News

    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

    LGBT History Month events at the Law Society

    The Law Society is marking this year's LGBT History Month with some free events.

    16 February 2017
    News

    new social network for LGBT lawyers

    The Law Society’s LGBT Division is delighted to launch the first professional social network for LGBT Lawyers and their allies.

    30 September 2016
    News

    Join us at Legal Pride 2016

    Join us to celebrate LGBT diversity in the legal profession.

    1 August 2016
    News

    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

    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

    LGBT Lawyers Division: committee vacancies

    We are looking for LGBT solicitors to be founding members of the LGBT Lawyers Division committee.

    16 December 2015
    News
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