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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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    Networking tips for LGBT+ lawyers

    Many people find business networking daunting, and for LGBT+ people it has added complications. Our tips will help you get the most from networking events.

    18 April 2019
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    Interview with Kayleigh Leonie for Mental Health Awareness Week

    Kayleigh Leonie speaks about her role on Council, the results of the resilience and wellbeing survey, and mental health awareness.

    10 April 2019
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    Influence the future of your profession

    Emily Cooper explains why you should attend our international symposium on the power of gender equality to transform the business of law.

    3 April 2019
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    Interview with Jonathan Andrews, Lawyers with Disabilities Division committee member

    We asked Jonathan Andrews to share his thoughts on representation of disabled lawyers, and common misconceptions about autism.

    19 March 2019
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    The legal observer

    Maria Seale, Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division committee member, attended a Council meeting at the Law Society and shared her experiences.

    19 March 2019
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    Diversity and equality - why it's so important

    As an Asian woman, mother and lawyer, Amandeep Khasriya is passionate about raising awareness of the barriers faced by women in law.

    6 March 2019
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    Empowerment: An insight from our talent liberator

    Rachel Brushfield, the talent liberator, is delivering a workshop on 12 March focusing on confidence building, self-awareness, and personal leadership

    11 February 2019
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    Interview with the chair of the LGBT+ Lawyers Committee

    We spoke with Katrina Robinson, chair of the Law Society's LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee about her experiences and aspirations for the division.

    6 February 2019
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    LGBT History Month

    See our events programme and join us in February for LGBT History Month.

    28 January 2019
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    Inspirational women solicitors in the City

    To celebrate the centenary of the first woman solicitor, president Christina Blacklaws and others share their thoughts on the Women in Leadership in Law project.

    9 January 2019
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