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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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    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
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    LGBT+ Lawyers Division launches its inaugural essay competition

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

    22 November 2018
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    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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    'Legally Disabled?' finds significant barriers for disabled legal professionals

    Professor Debbie Foster and Dr Natasha Hirst are conducting groundbreaking research into the experiences of disabled people in the legal profession.

    11 July 2018
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    Insights from our engagement with members

    By listening to the challenges voiced by the members of the profession, the Law Society can respond with high-quality and relevant support. Addressed here are the concerns surrounding Criminal Legal Aid, the SQE, and diversity and inclusion.

    9 May 2018
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    Lawyers unite for #LegalPride 2018

    Solicitors, barristers, and Chartered Legal Executives are joining together to mark Pride events in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, and at the flagship march in London in July led by the heads of the professions.

    3 May 2018
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    Women in law roundtable discussions across the regions

    The Law Society, alongside the Women's Lawyers Division, has launched a programme of work that aims to achieve equality for women within the legal profession both in our jurisdiction and internationally, with three main objectives, outlined here.

    19 March 2018
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    Inspiration and caution for LGBT+ History Month

    A round-up of events organised by the Law Society and its LGBT+ lawyers division to mark LGBT History Month in February 2018.

    13 March 2018
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    Celebrating International Women's Day 2018

    To celebrate International Women's Day, the EMLD took a stand at the event manned by committee members. To mark the event the EMLD produced a booklet.

    12 March 2018
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    Free workshop - Becoming a BAME judge

    To mark International Women's day, the Law society is launching an online campaign as part of our Sisters in Law project (highlighting the challenges faced by BAME women).

    12 March 2018
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