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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 equality within the legal profession.

We encourage all legal service providers to sign up. We hope that pledging your commitment to change, and doing so with transparency, will be a vital stepping stone in achieving impactful progress for equality for all.

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

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