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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
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    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
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    Five bi-myths busted

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

    18 September 2018
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    Case study: Promoting social mobility in the legal sector through apprenticeships

    In 2011, Gordons decided to take action to address the issue of social mobility within the legal profession by launching its Gordons Apprenticeshop Programme.

    29 June 2018
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    Neurodiversity in the legal profession

    Find out more about how the Law Society is supporting people who are neurodivergent.

    28 June 2018
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    Celebration of the Year of Dog by the UK Society of Chinese Lawyers

    On 26 February, the UK Society of Chinese Lawyers (UKSCL) held the annual Chinese New Year reception at the Law Society. The event was an annual celebration of the Chinese New Year, achievements of the UKSCL in the past year, and plans for the year ahead.

    16 March 2018
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    LGBT History Month - a plea for intersectionality

    Nimmisha Aslam, associate at Russell-Cooke LLP, was invited to speak at a meeting celebrating LGBT History Month and BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) voices and intersectionality.

    21 February 2018
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    Inclusion and diversity: confronting uncomfortable truths

    Sarah Gregory, Inclusion and Diversity partner at Baker McKenzie discusses inclusion and diversity in the profession.

    10 January 2018
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    Woman statues: what is the big deal?

    Catherine Slattery, solicitor at Irwin Mitchell and Women Lawyers Division committee member, talks about the new Emmeline Pankhurst statue to be installed in Manchester city centre.

    13 April 2017
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    Social mobility ambassadors 2017

    How to apply to become a social mobility ambassador.

    16 March 2017
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