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

    Find out about the LGBT committee

  • News from the LGBT Lawyers Division

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    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

    Working with transgender employees

    This practice note is designed to help everyone in your firm to work respectfully with transgender people.

    20 November 2015
    Practice note

    Mapping and evaluating the formal and informal LGB networks in the legal profession in England

    The findings of this report draw attention to wider issues around diversity networks and the role these networks play in firms.

    30 January 2015

    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


    Home of the Law Socieyty's communities and membership networks

    20 April 2012

    The career experience of LGB solicitors

    The 2009 survey of LGB Solicitors was conducted by the Interlaw Diversity Forum for LGBT Networks and the Law Society.

    25 January 2010
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