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+ Lawyers Division 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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    LGBT+ celebration of Black History Month

    To celebrate Black History Month, Nimmisha Aslam, Yetunde Dania and Isaac Eloi discuss the experiences of black LBGT+/ally members of the legal profession

    10 October 2019
    Audio

    Same sex marriage is not true legal equality

    Our LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee members discuss ongoing issues with LGBT+ equality with James Welch, who acted in the groundbreaking Walker case.

    30 September 2019
    Audio

    A chat to mark Bi Visibility Day

    Netanya Clixby and Chris Seel talk about why Bi Visibility Day (23 September) is important and bust some bi-myths.

    17 September 2019
    Audio

    Talking LGBTQI+ asylum with UKLGIG

    Our Immigration Law Committee talks to Leila Zadeh and Harun Tulunay about asylum for LGBTQI+ people.

    19 August 2019
    Audio

    LGBT+ firm mentoring scheme

    We worked with the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Stonewall to support a mentoring scheme that helped firms promote LGBT+ inclusivity.

    17 July 2019
    Feature

    Submit your diversity and inclusion success story

    We are asking organisations across the legal profession to share their successful internal diversity and inclusion initiatives.

    3 July 2019
    News

    7 reasons why Cartridges Law were at Exeter Pride in 2019 for the 11th year running

    Bridget Garrood is a consultant solicitor at Cartridges Law, and  a member of  The Law Society's LGBT+ Lawyers Division.

    3 June 2019
    Blog

    Pride special

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee mark the start of Pride Season by discussing the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

    31 May 2019
    Audio

    Interview with Laura Thomas for LGBT Pride Month

    Laura Thomas tells us about common misconceptions people have about Pride, how she has celebrated it and what being an 'ally' to the LGBT+ community means.

    30 May 2019
    Feature

    A chat to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

    Harun Tulunay talks to Chris Seel about experiencing homophobia in Turkey to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

    17 May 2019
    Audio
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