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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

  • Supporting solicitors on World Mental Health Day

    We have published updated best practice guidance on supporting solicitors for World Mental Health Day 2019 (10 October).

    10 October 2019
    Press release

    Boost for aspiring solicitors who face challenges

    We have awarded aspiring solicitors a coveted scholarship to complete their studies as part of our Diversity Access Scheme.

    21 August 2019
    Press release

    Legal profession launches Women in Law Pledge

    The Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives launch a Woman in Law Pledge to build a more equal profession for all.

    20 June 2019
    Press release

    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
    Press release

    How well women do in legal careers may depend on where they live - Law Society research

    New research released by the Law Society suggests that how far senior women can go in their legal careers may well depend on where they live.

    8 March 2019
    Press release

    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
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