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  • Black Solicitors NetworkBilly Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    There are a range of minority groups in the legal sector that aim to represent the views of a particular section of society. The main group that represents the interests of

  • Diversity in law: Working with a disability Written by Ed Fletcher, CEO of a leading medical negligence & serious injury law firm

    If you live with a disability you’ll know how it feels to be treated differently, to catch uneasy stares, or to have people awkwardly bite their tongues to keep from asking

  • Diversity in the legal sectorJos Weale

    Diversity in the working world is all about combating discrimination in employment and promoting equality. Related to human rights law, it spans across all areas of working life, from recruitment and dismissal issues to treatment of the individual and minority groups in the workplace.

  • Do law firms offer support to people from diverse backgrounds?Thomas Cserep

    More and more law firms and organisations are taking steps to increase diversity in the legal industry. From diversity committees to flexible schedules, there are a range of ways firms support people from a wide variety of backgrounds to start a career in law.

     

  • How diverse are law firms?Thomas Cserep

    Historically, law has been a white, male and middle class space. However, over the last few decades, the legal industry has been trying to diversify. We have collected the latest diversity data from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to see how diverse law firms are today. 

     

  • Law diversity scholarshipsBilly Sexton

    Following a career in the law is an expensive venture. With the cost of undertaking the LPC and BPTC in London exceeding £10,000, not to mention living costs, you may find yourself pulling your hair out wondering how you’re exactly going to fund your dream career.

  • Law society diversityBilly Sexton, Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    Diversity in law is pretty important, right? Human rights and employment law combine to attempt to combat discrimination in employment, recruitment and dismissals and promote equality in the workplace. The legal industry

  • Social Mobility at Bird & BirdArticle Provided by Bird & Bird

    Social mobility is an important value for law firms. Bird & Bird have initiatives in place to help underrepresented students start their law careers. They discussed their opportunities here...  At Bird

  • What law firm diversity initiatives are there?Thomas Cserep

    The legal industry is often seen as an exclusive sector, accessible only to those from privileged backgrounds. However, in conjunction with external organisations, law firms are taking steps to support people from underrepresented groups to become solicitors.

  • Why is diversity important in law firms?Thomas Cserep

    As well as being the right thing to do from an ethical standpoint, law firms with a focus on diversity see increased productivity and also help boost public confidence in the legal system. Here we outline some of the reasons why diversity is important in law firms.