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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    Disability, race and sexuality intersectionality conversation - part two

    Harun Tulunay sits down with Yasmin Sheikh to discuss his experience as a gay and ethnic minority man living with HIV.

    18 April 2019
    Audio

    Networking tips for LGBT+ lawyers

    Many people find business networking daunting, and for LGBT+ people it has added complications. Our tips will help you get the most from networking events.

    18 April 2019
    Feature

    LGBT+ networking tips

    Members of our LGBT+ Lawyers Division share tips about how to get the most from networking opportunities, as developed during speed networking events.

    17 April 2019
    Audio

    A chat to mark Trans Day of Visibility

    Rachel Reese and Chris Seel talk about why Trans Day of Visibility is important, and what you can be doing to support the trans community.

    28 March 2019
    Audio

    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
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