Law Society blog - equality
Here are all the posts tagged with "equality".
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.
28 August 2019
Nikki Alderson, former criminal barrister and now corporate and executive coach, provides advice on how to advance.
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.
17 June 2019
William McSweeney is the Law Society’s technology and law policy adviser, working on the impact of key emerging technologies on 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.
29 May 2019
We have spoken to a contributor to our Women in Leadership in Law report, who has outlined her experiences of sexual harassment in her career as a solicitor. She wishes to remain anonymous.
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.
07 December 2018
Last week the Law Society’s Head of Justice, Richard Miller, gave oral evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee for its inquiry on enforcing the Equality Act.
04 December 2018
There are many reasons why we as a profession need to get better at accommodating people with disabilities.
28 November 2018
Everyone knows that if you catch a problem early, you're more likely to stop it getting worse. The same is true for legal problems - most of the time, these are easier, and cheaper, to address early on.
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.
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!
04 July 2017
In many countries you can be punished by the state, persecuted and even killed just for being LGBT or celebrating LGBT identities. Trans people do not have access to life changing healthcare and are discriminated against under law.
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
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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
14 November 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the government's reaction to the article 50 ruling and diversity in law.
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.
05 May 2016
Laura Devine discusses how winning the Excellence Award for Woman Lawyer of the Year has made a difference to her firm.
24 February 2016
Vanessa Friend reflects on two life changes in one year, and provides some tips for other women in similar situations.
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.
28 January 2016
In the first video blog of the year, Law Society president Jonathan Smithers welcomes our first major report on the future of legal services, aimed at helping members and their clients. He also discusses representing the profession at the opening of the legal year in Hong Kong and Malaysia and congratulates the latest QC appointees.
26 January 2016
Adele Edwin-Lamerton, social mobility ambassador for the Law Society, writes about her path into the law.
09 November 2015
As part of #EqualPayDay, Asif Afridi and Roseanne Russell consider the gender pay gap and look at the legal framework that outlines employers' responsibilities.