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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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    A chat to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

    Harun Tulunay talks to Chris Seel about experiencing homophobia in Turkey to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

    17 May 2019
    Audio

    Mental Health Awareness Week - the lawyer image

    Sarah Alonge and Kayleigh Leonie discuss the changing profile of the lawyer and the impact this can have on an individual's mental health.

    13 May 2019
    Audio

    Westminster weekly update: Ministry of Justice reshuffle

    Your weekly update from the Law Society's public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.

    13 May 2019
    Blog

    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

    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
    News

    Disability, race and sexuality intersectionality conversation - part two

    Harun Tulunay sits down with Yasmin Sheikh to discuss his experience as a gay and ethnic minority man living with HIV.

    18 April 2019
    Audio

    Networking tips for LGBT+ lawyers

    Many people find business networking daunting, and for LGBT+ people it has added complications. Our tips will help you get the most from networking events.

    18 April 2019
    Feature

    LGBT+ networking tips

    Members of our LGBT+ Lawyers Division share tips about how to get the most from networking opportunities, as developed during speed networking events.

    17 April 2019
    Audio

    Interview with Kayleigh Leonie for Mental Health Awareness Week

    Kayleigh Leonie speaks about her role on Council, the results of the resilience and wellbeing survey, and mental health awareness.

    10 April 2019
    Feature

    The benefits of role modelling

    Umar Kankiya and Leena Savjani draw attention to the importance of role models in aspiring and inspiring people to achieve their goals.

    8 April 2019
    Audio
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