The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. The Women Lawyers Division supports and advises all women solicitors and aspiring women solicitors, from trainees to retirees. We provide an opportunity for women solicitors to have their voice for heard. Our members work in private practice, and in-house within corporate, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.
We are dedicated to meeting the needs of all women solicitors. We deliver key news, regulatory and management information and bring together our services that are relevant to you.
Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the Women Lawyers Division is free, and is open to all solicitors, aspiring solicitors and their allies. Members benefit from:
To join the Women Lawyers Division, sign up to My Law Society and tick the Women 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about the WLD committee
This practice note explains the information that you must include in order to comply with the Code of Conduct 2011 requirements, and the steps that you should take to facilitate this.
This practice note provides examples of how you can communicate all of the information required to your clients in a clear and effective manner.
This practice note gives an overview of conflict of interests in the SRA's new Handbook. In line with outcomes-focused regulation, there is much less information and guidance.
Practice note on managing SRA requirements for measuring levels of diversity and social mobility in the legal workforce.
This practice note explains the procedure behind offering unbundled - partial retainer - legal services to clients, and offers advice for avoiding some of the risks involved.
This practice note covers the law underpinning the right to equal pay and suggests steps firms should take to address equal pay.
Advice on using social media to promote your business and the benefits and risks of using social media.
This practice note includes examples of behaviours which may enable adherence to the outcomes, as well as examples of behaviours which would not. It also sets out how the Law Society can assist you and your practice in this area.
This practice note sets out solicitors' duties as service providers and employers under the Equality Act 2010 ('the Equality Act').
This practice note outlines how effective communication of key information to the potential client will reduce the chances of disputes arising later in the retainer.
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
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