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

The Society placed 93rd on the Top 100 index, which recognises companies across the private, public and charity sectors that are best at promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, and fairness in the workplace through policies that deliver transformational change.

The inclusion in the index comes as a result of the Society’s work towards gaining the National Centre for Diversity’s accreditation as Investors In Diversity.

Lorna Jack, Chief Executive of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “As we begin Pride month, we are delighted to have been included in the UK's Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces index, demonstrating our year-round commitment to being a fully inclusive and diverse workplace.

“We have strived to ensure that our company policies reflect that commitment, putting inclusion at the heart of everything we do in order to champion equality and diversity in our working environment and ensure everyone is treated fairly, irrespective of gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. We aim to lead the change that we encourage across the legal profession and being included in this index is a fantastic recognition of that work.

“Yet there is always more that we can do. That is why we have recently begun working towards being awarded the National Centre for Diversity’s accreditation as Investors in Diversity. We hope that our action plan for this will ensure that we can climb even further up the index listings.”

The Top 100 index was announced as part of the National Centre for Diversity’s 2021 FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, Engagement) Awards.

Solat Chaudhry, Chief Executive at the National Centre for Diversity, said: “I send my warmest congratulations to the Law Society of Scotland on successfully reaching number 93 in the Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2021. It’s been a challenging year and yet it has not dented the excellent work that organisations and individuals do in promoting FREDIE best practice. I congratulate everyone who works so hard day-in day-out to maintain these high standards."