Advice and Information related to Rule B1.15: Diversity

Framework for success – ten equality and diversity standards

This is advice on the ten key standards firms may wish to achieve around equality and diversity,

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Ensuring fairness, creating opportunity

This is a practical guide for firms. It covers how firms can improve practice, broaden skills and develop new business by understanding the needs of different clients and staff.  It covers all the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.

The guide is designed to support solicitors in understanding why diversity is important and a central element of building a sustainable and profitable business.

The Society regards the promotion of equality and diversity as central to the development of a modern profession. This guide includes handy tips and case studies that show how other firms have tackled common challenges. It is designed to be useful to firms of all sizes and those working in every sector.

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Ensuring fairness, creating more accessible services

To help firms with some of the specific requirements around access for people with disabilities to their services a supplement to the main guide has also been issued.

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Ensuring fairness, closing the pay gap

To help firms assess and tackle any potential pay gap, following research showing sectoral pay issues.

Download the guide on equal pay

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