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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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    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

    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

    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

    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

    Thought leadership and policy development events programme

    Our thought leadership programme of events brings together representatives from the legal, political, business and third sectors to discuss ideas.

    30 November 2018

    LGBT+ Lawyers Division launches its inaugural essay competition

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division is proud to launch its inaugural essay competition.

    22 November 2018

    National Inclusion Week - 'What does inclusive leadership mean to me?'

    As part of National Inclusion Week we will be livestreaming a roundtable discussion: 'What does inclusive leadership mean to me?'

    10 September 2018
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