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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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    When silence isn't golden: finding your voice as young women lawyers

    "Feel empowered. And if you start to do it, if you start to feel your voice heard, you will never go back."  Mary Robinson

    5 March 2018

    LGBT History Month - a plea for intersectionality

    Nimmisha Aslam, associate at Russell-Cooke LLP, was invited to speak at a meeting celebrating LGBT History Month and BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) voices and intersectionality.

    21 February 2018

    Law Society Group gender pay gap report

    The Law Society Group (the Group) today published its gender pay gap report. The report details the combined results of the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority (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 (DAS), the Law Society of England and Wales said as it opened recruitment for the 2018 cohort of scholars.

    15 February 2018
    Press release

    LGBT History Month 2018 - Law Society events

    At a time when our profession and clients are becoming more diverse, the Law Society and its LGBT+ Lawyers Division (LGBT+LD) have an exciting programme of events to mark LGBT History Month in February.

    6 February 2018

    Podcast: What LGBT History Month means to me

    Esther McDermott, senior associate at Dentons, and Chris Seel, diversity and inclusion adviser at the Law Society, discuss the importance of LGBT History Month.

    6 February 2018

    LGBT representation in the legal profession: What has changed and what needs to change?

    It's the 13th LGBT History Month 2018, the celebration of the LGBT community in the UK. What progress has been made and what challenges do we still face? 

    5 February 2018

    Legally Disabled? The career experiences of disabled people in the legal profession and developing future strategies

    Cardiff University is conducting independent research into the experiences of legal professionals who define themselves as disabled, or who have a long-term health condition.

    24 January 2018

    Inclusion and diversity: confronting uncomfortable truths

    Sarah Gregory, Inclusion and Diversity partner at Baker McKenzie discusses inclusion and diversity in the profession.

    10 January 2018

    Government response to Lammy review met with disappointment

    David Lammy MP was commissioned to carry out a review looking at the criminal justice system and its disproportionate impact on people from BAME communities.

    21 December 2017
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