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Equality and diversity

  • The Law Society is committed to principles of equality and diversity, and to working with our members to support practice in these areas. Promoting an environment that welcomes and values diverse backgrounds, thinking, skills and experience, and which allows everyone - regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marriage and civil partnership or pregnancy and maternity - to thrive and fulfil their potential, is vital for the long-term success of the Law Society and the legal profession.

    • Equal opportunities means maximising employee potential and ensuring that all employees and job applicants receive equal access in relation to employment, terms and conditions, training, promotion and services
    • Diversity is about recognising, respecting and valuing the differences between individuals. It means treating people as individuals and accounting for inequalities and disadvantages.

    See the links below for information about equality and diversity initiatives at the Law Society:

    Diversity monitoring

    As part of our Equality Framework and in compliance with our public sector equality duty, we collect and publish data on employees and job applicants.

    We have also created a diversity monitoring form for firms to use with recruitment consultants:

    Download the monitoring form (PDF 32kb)