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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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    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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    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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