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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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    Retaining talented women - small changes see big rewards

    Amandeep Khasriya, associate solicitor at Moore Blatch, discusses what firms can do to retain talented women lawyers.

    23 July 2019
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    LGBT+ firm mentoring scheme

    We worked with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Stonewall to support a mentoring scheme that helped firms promote LGBT+ inclusivity.

    17 July 2019
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    Interview with Koser Shaheen, chair of the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

    We spoke to Koser about the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Divsion and its aims and objectives.

    26 June 2019
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    Case study: mature law student - Mark Pentecost

    Mark Pentecost tells us about being a mature law student and becoming a solicitor.

    11 June 2019
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    Interview with Laura Thomas for LGBT Pride Month

    Laura Thomas tells us about common misconceptions people have about Pride, how she has celebrated it and what being an 'ally' to the LGBT+ community means.

    30 May 2019
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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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