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.
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Find out about the WLD committee
An overview of conflict of interests in the SRA's new Handbook. This information on conflict of interests looks very different to that provided in the 2007 Code and, in line with outcomes-focused regulation, there is much less information and guidance.
We round up some of the networking groups run for women, including advocacy groups, consulting and advice services, and groups in the charity sector.
In 2014, a new route back to work opened up for returning professionals in the UK: the returning professional internship (returnship). Katerina Gould and Julianne Miles explain how it works
Citymothers and Cityfathers are inclusive networks for City professionals who have a shared interest in balancing family life with a progressive career. Louisa Symington-Mills Talks about its creation and aims.
WILL (Women In Law London) is a new network aimed at associate-level women in London. This article outlines the aims, members and future work of the new network, and how you can get involved
This short report highlights the diversity profile of solicitors.
The Law Society provides further guidance to firms with claims outstanding on policies with insolvent insurer, Lemma.
The gender pay gap for the solicitors' profession has increased, with women's salaries on average 30 per cent lower across all areas of private practice during 2013.
Read the speech by Nicholas Fluck at the International Women's Day - speed networking event.
Information about the Women Lawyers Division's lifetime achievement award.
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
30 years after the notorious Section 28 Local Government Act 1988 - a panel event on its legacy and progress.