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Diversity and inclusion

  • The success of any legal practice is based on its ability to understand and meet the needs of its clients. Whether your clients are individuals or organisations, large or small, the need for diversity on the legal profession is growing.

    We are committed to help the legal profession to be:

    • Inclusive - its composition reflecting the diversity of our society.
    • Responsive - able to provide a sensitive, appropriate and highly professional service to all sections of society.
    • Good employers - recruiting on merit and offering training and development opportunities to all employees regardless of background.
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    Supporting solicitors with cancer

    The LDD and Macmillan Cancer Support have outlined the key steps your firm can take to support employees with cancer and other 'invisible' disabilities in the workplace.

    6 December 2018
    Feature

    Diversity is better for business

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

    4 December 2018
    Blog

    Thought leadership and policy development events programme

    Our thought leadership programme of events brings together representatives from the legal, political, business and third sectors to discuss ideas.

    30 November 2018
    News

    LGBT+ Lawyers Division launches its inaugural essay competition

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division is proud to launch its inaugural essay competition.

    22 November 2018
    News

    Gender identity and recognition: a rough guide to the law and the need for reform

    In this podcast three members of our LGBT+ Lawyers Division discuss the need to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

    16 November 2018
    Audio

    The Law Society's Pride Season 2018

    In our busiest Pride Season yet, the Law Society and its LGBT+ Lawyers Division had a presence at five Prides - Birmingham, London, Leeds, Cardiff and Manchester.

    22 October 2018
    Feature

    President Christina Blacklaws delivers her inaugural speech

    On 5 July 2018, vice-president of the Law Society Christina Blacklaws became the 174th president, taking over from Joe Egan.

    1 October 2018
    Speech

    Black History Month 2018: celebrating diversity in our profession

    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.

    1 October 2018
    Blog

    Five bi-myths busted

    Ahead of Bi-visibility Day, Netanya Clixby busts some common myths about bisexuality.

    18 September 2018
    Feature

    National Inclusion Week - 'What does inclusive leadership mean to me?'

    As part of National Inclusion Week we will be livestreaming a roundtable discussion: 'What does inclusive leadership mean to me?'

    10 September 2018
    News
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