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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.
  • Latest from diversity and inclusion

  • Diversity boost for legal profession

    Talented trainee lawyers are invited to apply for a place on the profession's Diversity Access Scheme (DAS).

    4 February 2019
    Press release

    Largest ever survey on gender equality in legal profession

    The largest international survey of women in the law has been released to mark International Women's Day 2018, shedding light on the road to gender equality.

    8 March 2018
    Press release

    Law Society Group gender pay gap report

    The Law Society Group published its gender pay gap report, which details the combined results of the Law Society and SRA, which are one legal entity but operate independently.

    19 February 2018
    Press release

    Scholarship scheme invites trainee solicitors to apply

    Talented trainee lawyers are invited to apply for a coveted place on the profession's Diversity Access Scheme, the Law Society said as it opened recruitment.

    15 February 2018
    Press release

    'Coming from a tougher background could be one of your biggest assets'*

    Social mobility is as vital for the legal profession as it is for society, the Law Society of England and Wales said as it unveiled the third cohort of Solicitors for Social Mobility.

    6 December 2017
    Press release

    Solicitor firms lead the charge on social mobility

    Solicitors firms make up nearly a third of organisations in the top 50 UK employers which have done the most to improve social mobility in the workplace.

    21 June 2017
    Press release
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