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As the professional body for solicitors in Scotland, the Society has responsibilities to the profession, to the public as a whole, and as an employer. To represent and protect these truly diverse groups, the Society recognises the need to:
The legal profession, and the Society, have various responsibilities in relation to equality and diversity covered by legislation and statutory codes, for example:
The Society has additional responsibilities as a:
Our Equality & Diversity Strategy is part of a package of measures to ensure that we meet the requirements and encourage the profession to do so.
You can view our key research in this area over the last ten year, some looking at the whole sector and collecting data to let us assess change, and others looking at specific groups (like minority ethnic solicitors) or specific issues (like bullying).
We also provide details of our Equality Impact Assessment system, which makes sure we take account of equality in key decisions we make.
Head of Diversity
The Law Society of Scotland
144 Morrison St,
Telephone: 0131 226 7411
Textphone: 0131 476 8359