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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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    Interview with Whitney Joseph

    We spoke with Whitney Joseph about her role as a social mobility ambassador and the bias, challenges and positives of social mobility.

    7 August 2019
    Feature

    The legal future of accessible aviation for all

    Mary Doyle, founder of Rocket Girl Coaching, and an accessible aviation consultant, trainer, and writer, discusses flying as a wheelchair user and what is required.

    5 August 2019
    Blog

    Seeking new Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division Committee members

    The EMLD was set up to help improve and support the experiences of BAME solicitors. We are looking for new members to join the committee.

    1 August 2019
    News

    We must do more to prevent women being 'lost to the law'

    Linden Thomas, President of Birmingham Law Society, discusses three new initiatives to address gender inequality at the most senior levels of the law.

    24 July 2019
    Blog

    Retaining talented women - small changes see big rewards

    Amandeep Khasriya, associate solicitor at Moore Blatch, discusses what firms can do to retain talented women lawyers.

    23 July 2019
    Feature

    LGBT+ firm mentoring scheme

    We worked with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Stonewall to support a mentoring scheme that helped firms promote LGBT+ inclusivity.

    17 July 2019
    Feature

    Submit your diversity and inclusion success story

    We are asking organisations across the legal profession to share their successful internal diversity and inclusion initiatives.

    3 July 2019
    News

    Interview with Koser Shaheen, chair of the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

    We spoke to Koser about the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Divsion and its aims and objectives.

    26 June 2019
    Feature

    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

    Case study: mature law student - Mark Pentecost

    Mark Pentecost tells us about being a mature law student and becoming a solicitor.

    11 June 2019
    Feature
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