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‚Äôs 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

  • 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

    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

    Solicitor firms dominate Stonewall's 2017 workplace equality index

    Solicitor firms make up half of the top 10 organisations on Stonewall's 2017 workplace equality index.

    19 January 2017
    Press release

    Posthumous pardons for gay and bisexual men a step in the right direction

    News that thousands of gay and bisexual men are to receive posthumous pardons for now-abolished sexual offences was today greeted by the Law Society as a step in the right direction.

    21 October 2016
    Press release

    Law Society at Pride in London 2016

    The Law Society will be leading legal sector representatives in the Pride in London parade on Saturday 25 June.

    15 June 2016
    Press release

    Guidance for solicitors on working with transgender employees published in Transgender Awareness Week

    The Law Society today published guidance for solicitors on good practice in working with transgender employees.

    20 November 2015
    Press release

    Legal profession to celebrate diversity at London Pride

    The Law Society is celebrating Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) diversity in the legal profession at the Pride in London Parade next month.

    15 May 2014
    Press release
  • Most relevant types

    clear selection

    Filter by date

    Select dates: