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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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    Submit your diversity and inclusion success story

    We are asking organisations across the legal profession to share their successful internal diversity and inclusion initiatives.

    3 July 2019

    How can we make the law more accessible?

    Social mobility is a potential barrier when considering a career in the law.

    7 June 2019

    Legally Disabled? project launches solicitor questionnaire

    The Lawyers with Disabilities Division is encouraging members to take part in the next stage of the Legally Disabled? research project.

    5 June 2019

    Lawyers unite for #LegalPride 2019

    The legal professions of England and Wales - solicitors, barristers, and chartered legal executives - are joining together to mark Pride 2019.

    1 May 2019

    New audiences and challenges for LGBT History Month

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division collaborated with a number of firms and organisations across England and Wales to mark LGBT History Month 2019.

    7 March 2019

    Diversity and inclusion accreditation pilot launch

    We have been developing a new way to help our members and their organisations develop practice excellence in equality, diversity and inclusion.

    7 March 2019

    Lord chief justice addresses judicial diversity

    The lord chief justice highlighted the importance of judicial diversity at the Treasurer's Lecture 2019.

    21 February 2019

    Seeking new LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee members

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division is looking for four new members of the division's steering committee.

    7 February 2019

    Legally Disabled? research project enters the next stage

    We have been working with researchers from Cardiff University to investigate the experiences of people with disabilities in the legal profession.

    28 January 2019

    BAME becoming a judge workshop

    We are running a free workshop for BAME solicitors with a minimum of five years' PQE who are interested in applying for judicial appointment.

    17 January 2019
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