LGBT Lawyers Division

  • The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. The LGBT Lawyers Division is the community for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) lawyers and our allies.

    We provide an opportunity for LGBT solicitors to have their voice heard. Our members work in private practice, and in-house within corporate, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.

    What does the LGBT Lawyers Division do?

    We bring LGBT lawyers together to share best practice, and address current issues and challenges in a supportive environment. We deliver key news, regulatory and management information and bring together our services that are relevant to you.

    • We engage with the LGBT legal community and other LGBT groups, and we campaign on behalf of LGBT solicitors.
    • We share expertise and experience, and celebrate the achievements of LGBT solicitors
    • We provide ad hoc peer support and help LGBT solicitors to overcome isolation
    • We deliver key news, regulatory and management information and bring together our services that are relevant to you.

    Why should I join?

    Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the LGBT 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 LGBT lawyers
    • voting rights for division seats on the Law Society‚Äôs governing council

    Join the LGBT Lawyers Division

    To join the LGBT Division, sign up to My Law Society and tick the LGBT 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 lgbt@lawsociety.org.uk

    Find out about the LGBT committee

    Join the LGBT+ Lawyers Division LinkedIn group.

  • News from the LGBT Lawyers Division

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    Gender identity and recognition: a rough guide to the law and the need for reform

    In this podcast three members of our LGBT+ Lawyers Division discuss the need to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004.

    16 November 2018
    Audio

    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

    Five bi-myths busted

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

    18 September 2018
    Feature

    Setting up LGBT+ staff networks

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

    22 August 2018
    Audio

    Pride in the City

    This podcast discusses Pride in London 2018.

    6 June 2018
    Audio

    What is it like to be BAME and LGBT+ at work?

    Netanya Clixby discusses challenges, unexpected benefits and how BAME and LGBT+ networks can collaborate.

    4 June 2018
    Feature

    Lawyers unite for #LegalPride 2018

    Solicitors, barristers, and Chartered Legal Executives are joining together to mark Pride events in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, and at the flagship march in London in July led by the heads of the professions.

    3 May 2018
    News

    Inspiration and caution for LGBT+ History Month

    A round-up of events organised by the Law Society and its LGBT+ lawyers division to mark LGBT History Month in February 2018.

    13 March 2018
    News

    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
    Feature

    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
    News
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