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The legal future of accessible aviation for all

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.

Smile you’re on camera – the pros and cons of facial recognition technology

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.

7 reasons why Cartridges Law were at Exeter Pride in 2019 for the 11th year running

03 June 2019

Bridget Garrood is a consultant solicitor at Cartridges Law, and  a member of  The Law Society's LGBT+ Lawyers Division.

#MeToo in the legal profession

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.

We all need allies

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.

Westminster weekly update: Government found in contempt ahead of key Brexit vote

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.

Diversity is better for business

04 December 2018

There are many reasons why we as a profession need to get better at accommodating people with disabilities. 

A stitch in time saves nine: support our early advice campaign

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.

Alphabet soup: How to refer to my LGBTTQI+ colleague

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. 

100 Years since women became 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! 

Pride in your law firm, pride in yourself

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.

Calling all ethnic minority and LGBT solicitors - your Law Society needs you

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.

#SayMyName (correctly please!)

20 March 2017

Our names 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

Article 50 and women in the law

14 November 2016

Alexandra Cardenas discusses the government's reaction to the article 50 ruling and diversity in law.

Why do we celebrate Black History Month?

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.

Pride: why we march

30 June 2016

Kevin Poulter reflects on the Pride in London parade, and discusses equality for the LGBT community. 

Being out at work - why does it matter?

16 June 2016

Sarah Crowe considers the issues around coming out as LGBT in the workplace and provides some tips for law firms.

Stonewall: creating change

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.

Excellence Awards - excellent for business

05 May 2016

Laura Devine discusses how winning the Excellence Award for Woman Lawyer of the Year has made a difference to her firm.

Changing places: tips for coming back to a merger

24 February 2016

Vanessa Friend reflects on two life changes in one year, and provides some tips for other women in similar situations.

Increasing diversity on our Council and committees

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.

President's video blog: January 2016

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.

Why I became a social mobility ambassador

26 January 2016

Adele Edwin-Lamerton, social mobility ambassador for the Law Society, writes about her path into the law.

Gender pay gap

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.

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