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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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    Update on the Cardiff University 'Legally Disabled' project

    Debbie Foster and Natasha Hirst share how they've been disseminating the findings of the Legally Disabled research project.

    3 April 2020
    Feature

    International Transgender Day of Visibility

    Transgender Day of Visibility is celebrated on 31 March. Our LGBT+ Lawyers Division examines how to include trans and non-binary people in the profession.

    2 April 2020
    Feature

    Our LGBT History Month 2020

    We celebrated the intersectionality of faith and the LGBT+ community and highlighted the experiences of LGBT+ disabled people.

    31 March 2020
    Feature

    Talking LGBT History Month with Trowers & Hamlins LLP

    We celebrated LGBT History Month with TrowersIncludes. Our speakers discuss their experiences working for GLAAD in the 1980s and 1990s.

    26 March 2020
    Audio

    Becoming a judge - free workshop for BAME solicitors

    The workshop for BAME solicitors planned for 25 April has been cancelled.

    10 March 2020
    News

    Menopause in the workplace

    Mridula Pore answers questions about the impact of the menopause on women in the workplace and how employers can provide better support.

    5 March 2020
    Feature

    Protecting freedom - Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and others (the 'gay cake' case)

    A series of podcasts looking at three recent cases that had a material impact on freedom, rights and our democracy - for better or worse.

    24 February 2020
    Audio

    Diversity scheme opens door for talented trainees

    Talented trainee lawyers are invited to apply for a place on the profession's Diversity Access Scheme, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

    17 February 2020
    Press release

    Seeking new LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee members

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division seeks new committee members for 2020. Applications close 28 February.

    29 January 2020
    News

    Equality, diversity and inclusion: a business case

    As well as the moral case, there is a strong business case for equality, diversity and inclusion.

    22 January 2020
    Advice
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