Law Society blog - Diversity and inclusion
Here are all the posts tagged with "Diversity and inclusion".
20 January 2020
Coral Hill is Associate Professor at The University of Law and a non-practising solicitor. She reviews The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 and where the profession is now.
03 October 2019
Jerry Garvey, Law Society diversity and inclusion adviser, asks the hard question.
17 September 2019
Siddique Patel, solicitor at Shoosmiths specialising in Islamic family law, discusses a campaign for equality for faith marriages.
21 August 2019
Simon Day is a copywriter and blogger who specialises in writing about health and safety and autism. He recently discovered he has autism.
05 August 2019
Mary Doyle, founder of Rocket Girl Coaching, and an accessible aviation consultant, trainer, and writer, discusses flying as a wheelchair user and what is required.
24 July 2019
Linden Thomas, President of Birmingham Law Society, discusses three new initiatives to address gender inequality at the most senior levels of the law.
03 June 2019
Bridget Garrood is a consultant solicitor at Cartridges Law, and a member of The Law Society's LGBT+ Lawyers Division.
13 May 2019
Your weekly update from the Law Society’s public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.
12 February 2019
As with many good things in life, the London Bisexual Network (LBN) started over a bottle of wine in a noisy City bar, explains Max Rossiter, trainee solicitor.
04 December 2018
There are many reasons why we as a profession need to get better at accommodating people with disabilities.
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
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20 March 2017
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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.
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.