Law Society blog - Diversity and inclusion
Here are all the posts tagged with "Diversity and inclusion".
01 October 2018
This year marks the 9th year in which the Law Society is celebrating Black History Month. It's particularly heartening to see the number of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) solicitors has continued to increase.
02 July 2018
The alphabet soup LGBTTQI+ of sexual orientation and gender identity only gets larger. Referring to someone who is not straight or cisgender may be a challenge to a lot of people.
05 March 2018
“Feel empowered. And if you start to do it, if you start to feel your voice heard, you will never go back.” Mary Robinson
05 February 2018
It’s the 13th LGBT History Month 2018, the celebration of the LGBT community in the UK. What progress has been made and what challenges do we still face?
01 November 2017
We’re all familiar with the saying ‘men are from Mars and women are from Venus’, less well known is that, not so long ago, women weren’t actually considered people at all!
22 September 2017
As well as being a trainee at Reed Smith, I’m also a bisexual man. This Bisexual Visibility Day I want to reflect on my journey into the profession - and how the legal sector’s understanding of bisexuality and LGBT issues has changed during this time.
19 April 2017
We want you to have your say in the work of the Law Society, and to help you get the maximum benefit from your membership.
20 March 2017
are part of our identity, so it can have an impact on us when they’re
pronounced incorrectly. To mark the UN End Racism Day 21 March, the Law Society is asking what’s
in a name for #SayMyName. Bansi Desai explains why it’s important to her
20 March 2017
This week access to justice will be at the top of the parliamentary agenda.
02 March 2017
Wednesday 8 March is International Women's Day, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and highlight the challenges that still have to be overcome. Suzanne Gallagher and Shereen Semnani offer seven reasons why the legal profession needs to sit up and take notice.
15 February 2017
Keiley Ann Broadhead was homeless at 16 and lived in a hostel during her A-Levels. 12 years later, she is a qualified and award-winning in-house solicitor. She explains how the Law Society's Diversity Access Scheme helped her achieve her dream
24 January 2017
Robert Bourns considers the Competition and Markets Authority report on competition in the legal services market, developments on the SRA handbook and Solicitors Qualifying Examination, and potential changes to professional indemnity insurance.
12 January 2017
Robert Bourns reflects on the strengths of the legal sector and encourages solicitors to take pride in their work and speak up for their profession.
22 September 2016
In advance of Black History Month, Jerry Garvey and Barbara Whitehorne consider issues around diversity in the legal profession, and explain what the Law Society is doing to help.
30 June 2016
Kevin Poulter reflects on the Pride in London parade, and discusses equality for the LGBT community.
16 June 2016
Sarah Crowe considers the issues around coming out as LGBT in the workplace and provides some tips for law firms.
17 May 2016
As part of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (#IDAHOT), Duncan Wood outlines some top tips to help law firms ensure that they are inclusive places to work.
08 March 2016
For International Women's Day, Julie Ashdown and Leah Glover outline their views on how the legal sector can progress gender parity and support women.
17 February 2016
Jerry Garvey considers some common misconceptions about the Law Society’s Council and provides three case studies of Council members from diverse backgrounds.