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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    New audiences and challenges for LGBT History Month

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division collaborated with a number of firms and organisations across England and Wales to mark LGBT History Month 2019.

    7 March 2019
    News

    What LGBT History Month means to our LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee

    Members of our LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee share what LGBT History Month means to them, how they mark it, and why it is still important.

    27 February 2019
    Audio

    Mapping LGBT+ migration

    Tim Barnden gives an overview of LGBT+ immigration rights and the specific challenges for LGBT+ individuals moving around the world.

    25 February 2019
    Audio

    We all need allies

    As with many good things in life, the London Bisexual Network (LBN) started over a bottle of wine in a noisy City bar, explains Max Rossiter, trainee solicitor.

    12 February 2019
    Blog

    Seeking new LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee members

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division is looking for four new members of the division's steering committee.

    7 February 2019
    News

    Interview with the chair of the LGBT+ Lawyers Committee

    We spoke with Katrina Robinson, chair of the Law Society's LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee about her experiences and aspirations for the division.

    6 February 2019
    Feature

    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

    LGBT History Month - can we help with your event?

    The LGBT+ committee is offering support for members' LGBT History Month events in February 2019.

    23 November 2018
    News

    LGBT+ Lawyers Division launches its inaugural essay competition

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division is proud to launch its inaugural essay competition.

    22 November 2018
    News
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