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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.
  • Latest from diversity and inclusion

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    Equal pay day

    Catherine Slattery, member of the Women Lawyers Division Committee, writes on what firms can do to make progress on equal pay.

    8 November 2019

    Returning to your career in law

    Eleanor Ludlam, one of our Back to Law ambassadors, details how she came back to the profession, speaks on the importance of support and how confidence is key.

    7 November 2019

    Interview with Anna Vroobel, member of our Lawyers with Disabilities Committee

    Anna Vroobel discusses her experience with disability, and awareness around invisible disabilities in the workplace.

    6 November 2019

    Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Rachel Reese, vice chair of our LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee, writes on how firms can improve trans-inclusion.

    4 November 2019

    Legal and social issues faced by older LGBT+ people

    Paul Maddock gives an overview of some of the social and legal issues faced by older LGBT+ people.

    29 October 2019

    The Diversity Access Scheme changed my life

    Kayleigh Arthurs writes about her experience with the Diversity Access Scheme and offers her advice to prospective applicants.

    26 September 2019

    Interview with Angeli Vadera, Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division committee member

    Angeli talks to us about Diwali, why it's important to mark faith holidays, and what her work with the EMLD and HLA entails.

    25 September 2019

    Why not the recharger course?

    Placida Ojinnaka shares her thoughts about the personal and professional benefits of attending our recharger course.

    10 September 2019

    Fiona Woolf lecture 2019

    This event celebrates the achievements of inspirational women who have reached senior positions in the profession. It will be livestreamed on 12 September.

    3 September 2019

    Interview with Whitney Joseph

    We spoke with Whitney Joseph about her role as a social mobility ambassador and the bias, challenges and positives of social mobility.

    7 August 2019
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