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The Women in Law Pledge

18 June 2019

Commit to creating a more equal legal profession for all

Alongside the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), we are pleased to launch the Women in Law Pledge.

We have created the pledge to tackle the issue of gender inequality within the legal profession.

We encourage all legal service providers, in-house teams and individuals to sign up. There is a role for all of us in enacting change, accelerating progress and achieving true equality for all.

By signing up to the pledge today, you are committing to setting high level targets to make a difference for gender equality either within your organisation, or as an advocate, and champion, for change. These do not have to be policies or practices you currently have in place, but must include those that you will introduce by 31 March 2020. See the guidance for more information.

What will the pledge do?

By signing up for the pledge you or your organisation is committing to:

  • supporting the progression of women into senior roles in the profession by focusing on retention and promotion opportunities
  • setting clear plans and targets around gender equality and diversity for your organisation
  • publishing your action plan and publicly reporting on progress towards achieving your goals from 31 March 2020

How do I sign up for the pledge?

To commit to the pledge, download the submission form and return via email to the Diversity and Inclusion team at diversityteam@lawsociety.org.uk.