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Diversity data offers most complete picture of profession yet

Diversity data collected for the first time as part of the annual Practising Certificate renewal process offers a valuable insight into today’s Scottish legal profession.

Law Society makes UK Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces index

The Law Society of Scotland has been named one of the UK's Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces at the National Centre for Diversity's 2021 FREDIE Awards.

Pride 2021

As Pride month 2021 begins, our new President Ken Dalling sends his best wishes to all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Racial Inclusion Group survey

The Society's Racial Inclusion Group wants to hear the experiences of people from an ethnic minority background, who are studying/practising law. Whether you are a solicitor, solicitor advocate, trainee solicitor or law student, your feedback will help the Group consider steps it could recommend to the Society.

LGBT+ History Month: Equality for all under the law

In a statement to mark the end of LGBT+ History Month, Law Society President, Amanda Millar confirms the Society's principles for equality for all under the law and our belief in the worth, value and inclusion of all trans people in the legal profession and wider society.

Racial Inclusion Group launches

The Law Society of Scotland’s new Racial Inclusion Group has officially launched, with Tatora Mukushi, a solicitor with Shelter Scotland, appointed as convener.

Women’s Access Network launches

The Law Society of Scotland has launched the Women’s Access Network to connect senior women in the legal profession with female solicitors and trainees looking to take the next steps in their careers.

Menopause resource launched to support Scottish legal profession

The Law Society of Scotland, in partnership with Peppy Health, has launched a comprehensive menopause support resource, designed to help individuals and firms access the support that they need.

Law firms aim to drive diversity in trainee recruitment

Following a successful pilot, Morton Fraser and Dickson Minto have committed to using of the Law Society of Scotland’s contextualised recruitment scheme, in partnership with RARE, in their latest graduate recruitment rounds, helping to drive workplace diversity and social mobility.

Gender equality roundtables findings published

The findings of roundtables examining key gender equality issues and attended by people from across the legal profession have been published today by the Law Society of Scotland.

International Women's Day 2020

For International Women's Day 2020, we asked some of our members to tell us about the women in law who have inspired them during their career.

Law Society President and Chief Executive take to the stage for 'LexFactor' fundraiser

Top musical talent from across Scotland’s legal profession have signed up to take part in the first LexFactor battle of the bands to support the Lawscot Foundation.