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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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    The Law Society's Pride Season 2018

    In our busiest Pride Season yet, the Law Society and its LGBT+ Lawyers Division had a presence at five Prides - Birmingham, London, Leeds, Cardiff and Manchester.

    22 October 2018
    Feature

    President Christina Blacklaws delivers her inaugural speech

    On 5 July 2018, vice-president of the Law Society Christina Blacklaws became the 174th president, taking over from Joe Egan.

    1 October 2018
    Speech

    Black History Month 2018: celebrating diversity in our profession

    This year marks the 9th year in which the Law Society is celebrating Black History Month. It's particularly heartening to see the number of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) solicitors has continued to increase.

    1 October 2018
    Blog

    Five bi-myths busted

    Ahead of Bi-visibility Day, Netanya Clixby busts some common myths about bisexuality.

    18 September 2018
    Feature

    National Inclusion Week - 'What does inclusive leadership mean to me?'

    As part of National Inclusion Week we will be livestreaming a roundtable discussion: 'What does inclusive leadership mean to me?'

    10 September 2018
    News

    Setting up LGBT+ staff networks

    This podcast shares advice and tips from those experienced in setting up LGBT+ staff networks.

    22 August 2018
    Audio

    'Legally Disabled?' finds significant barriers for disabled legal professionals

    Professor Debbie Foster and Dr Natasha Hirst are conducting groundbreaking research into the experiences of disabled people in the legal profession.

    11 July 2018
    News

    Alphabet soup: How to refer to my LGBTTQI+ colleague

    The alphabet soup LGBTTQI+ of sexual orientation and gender identity only gets larger. Referring to someone who is not straight or cisgender may be a challenge to a lot of people. 

    2 July 2018
    Blog

    Case study: Promoting social mobility in the legal sector through apprenticeships

    In 2011, Gordons decided to take action to address the issue of social mobility within the legal profession by launching its Gordons Apprenticeshop Programme.

    29 June 2018
    Feature

    Neurodiversity in the legal profession

    Find out more about how the Law Society is supporting people who are neurodivergent.

    28 June 2018
    Feature
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