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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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    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

    Legally Disabled? research project enters the next stage

    We have been working with researchers from Cardiff University to investigate the experiences of people with disabilities in the legal profession.

    28 January 2019
    News

    LGBT History Month

    See our events programme and join us in February for LGBT History Month.

    28 January 2019
    Feature

    A rough guide to the Law Society's LGBT+ Lawyers Division

    Members of our LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee join us to discuss what the Division does, and how individuals and organisations can get involved.

    24 January 2019
    Audio

    BAME becoming a judge workshop

    We are running a free workshop for BAME solicitors with a minimum of five years' PQE who are interested in applying for judicial appointment.

    17 January 2019
    News

    Inspirational women solicitors in the City

    To celebrate the centenary of the first woman solicitor, president Christina Blacklaws and others share their thoughts on the Women in Leadership in Law project.

    9 January 2019
    Feature

    Understanding workplace harassment

    There should be zero tolerance of workplace bullying and harassment in all its forms.

    19 December 2018
    Advice

    Workplace harassment: guidance for employers

    All employers have a duty of care to protect staff from unlawful discrimination in whatever form it may take.

    19 December 2018
    Advice

    'Ona Kan O Woja' - not only one route leads to the market: my path into law

    I was born and raised in Nigeria, West Africa, and for as long as I can remember I wanted to be a lawyer.

    17 December 2018
    Blog

    Supporting solicitors with cancer

    The LDD and Macmillan Cancer Support have outlined the key steps your firm can take to support employees with cancer and other 'invisible' disabilities in the workplace.

    6 December 2018
    Feature
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