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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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    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

    Influence the future of your profession

    Emily Cooper explains why you should attend our international symposium on the power of gender equality to transform the business of law.

    3 April 2019
    Feature

    A chat to mark Trans Day of Visibility

    Rachel Reese and Chris Seel talk about why Trans Day of Visibility is important, and what you can be doing to support the trans community.

    28 March 2019
    Audio

    The importance of celebrating diversity in the legal calendar

    Celebrating diversity in the legal calendar is one way of highlighting the contribution ethnic minority lawyers make to the profession.

    21 March 2019
    Audio

    Disability and intersectionality conversation - part one

    Yasmin Sheikh, vice chair of the Lawyers with Disabilities Division, sits down with Sarah Alonge to discuss disability and intersectionality.

    21 March 2019
    Audio

    Bringing your whole self to work: Through the lens of a BAME woman lawyer

    Ruihua Wang and Marcia Longdon explore why BAME women have different experiences in the workplace to their white women peers.

    20 March 2019
    Audio

    Interview with Jonathan Andrews, Lawyers with Disabilities Division committee member

    We asked Jonathan Andrews to share his thoughts on representation of disabled lawyers, and common misconceptions about autism.

    19 March 2019
    Feature
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