You are here:
  1. Home
  2. Support services
  3. Practice management
  4. Diversity inclusion
  5. Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

  • The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. We provide an opportunity for solicitors from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and their allies to have their voice for heard, allowing us to represent you effectively.

    What does the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division do?

    The Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division (EMLD) supports and promotes solicitors and their allies through the provision of career-enhancing events, information and networking opportunities.

    We provide an opportunity for you to make your voice heard, comply with regulatory and compliance issues, run your practice and develop your career.

    The EMLD was developed to facilitate greater engagement between ethnic minority solicitors and the Law Society. The division encourages solicitors to use their experiences and expertise to support aspiring solicitors or colleagues seeking to progress in the legal sector.

    Why should I join?

    Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the EMLD is free, and is open to all solicitors and their allies.

    Members benefit from:

    • specialised events and training
    • networking opportunities
    • regular e-newsletters and updates
    • access to a community of ethnic minority lawyers
    • voting rights for division seats on the Law Society‚Äôs governing council

    Join the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

    To join the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division, sign up to My Law Society and tick the Ethnic minority lawyers box in special interests. You will receive regular email updates and tailored content will appear on your My Law Society homepage.

    For more information email ethnicminoritylawyers@lawsociety.org.uk

    Find out about the EMLD committee

  • News from the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

  • Entity-based regulation

    This practice note sets out guidance and information on entity-based regulation.

    2 January 2020
    Practice note

    Use of interpreters in criminal cases

    This practice note advises practitioners on the use of interpreters pre-trial in the police station and in court.

    10 December 2019
    Practice note

    Conflicts of interests in criminal cases

    This practice note concerns the particular way in which criminal defence solicitors need to consider the avoidance of conflicts of interest when considering whether it is appropriate to act for more than one suspect or defendant.

    5 December 2019
    Practice note

    Conflict of interests

    This practice note sets out guidance on identifying and managing situations where a conflict of interest arises.

    2 December 2019
    Practice note

    Collecting, reporting and publishing diversity data

    Practice note on managing SRA requirements for measuring levels of diversity and social mobility in the legal workforce.

    3 October 2016
    Practice note

    VAT on legal aid work

    We have launched a simplified method of accounting for VAT which is described in this practice note.

    15 December 2009
    Practice note

    Telegraphic transfer fees

    This practice note provides advice to practitioners about what information should be given to clients about charges for telegraphic transfers, and which elements of the fee should be treated as disbursements and which as profit costs.

    30 July 2008
    Practice Note
  • Filter by date

    Select dates: