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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    Injustice exposed: The criminalisation of trans people and its impacts

    To mark Trans Awareness Week, we speak to two contributors to the Human Dignity Trust's report "Injustice Exposed: The criminalisation of trans people and its impacts".

    20 November 2019
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    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

    LGBT+ celebration of Black History Month - part two

    Nimmisha Aslam continues her conversation with Yetunde Dania and Isaac Eloi.

    23 October 2019
    Audio

    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
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    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
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