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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    International Transgender Day of Visibility

    Transgender Day of Visibility is celebrated on 31 March. Our LGBT+ Lawyers Division examines how to include trans and non-binary people in the profession.

    2 April 2020
    Feature

    Our LGBT History Month 2020

    We celebrated the intersectionality of faith and the LGBT+ community and highlighted the experiences of LGBT+ disabled people.

    31 March 2020
    Feature

    Talking LGBT History Month with Trowers & Hamlins LLP

    We celebrated LGBT History Month with TrowersIncludes. Our speakers discuss their experiences working for GLAAD in the 1980s and 1990s.

    26 March 2020
    Audio

    Seeking new LGBT+ Lawyers Division committee members

    The LGBT+ Lawyers Division seeks new committee members for 2020. Applications close 28 February.

    29 January 2020
    News

    What is LGBT History Month?

    Scott Halliday, Family Law Associate at Irwin Mitchell, discusses LGBT History Month.

    20 January 2020
    Feature

    LGBT History Month

    See our events programme and join us in February for LGBT History Month.

    8 January 2020
    Feature

    Injustice exposed: The criminalisation of trans people and its impacts

    To mark Trans Awareness Week, we speak to Tamara Adrián and Zhan Chiam about how worldwide criminalisation came about and what the future holds.

    20 November 2019
    Audio

    Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Rachel Reese, vice chair of our LGBT+ Lawyers Division Committee, writes on how firms can improve trans-inclusion.

    4 November 2019
    Feature

    Legal and social issues faced by older LGBT+ people

    Paul Maddock gives an overview of some of the social and legal issues faced by older LGBT+ people.

    29 October 2019
    Feature

    A chat to mark Intersex Awareness Day

    Emma Dunn talks to Chris Seel about being intersex and why Intersex Awareness Day is so important.

    24 October 2019
    Audio
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