International Women in Law report - professions must unite to attain global gender equality
The Law Society's International Women in Law report identifies unequal remuneration, a lack of flexible working and traditional gender roles and stereotypes as some of the key challenges faced by female lawyers internationally. Overcoming these is an imperative for the future of the profession.
The Women in Law Pledge launched
Alongside the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, the Law Society are pleased to launch the Women in Law Pledge. They encourage all legal service providers to sign up and commit to creating a more equal legal profession for all.
Legal aid deserts campaign gains support in parliament
Nearly 30 MPs from across the Conservative and Labour parties showed support for our legal aid deserts campaign this week. Attending the Society's parliamentary drop-in event on the issue, supporters included shadow lord chancellor Richard Burgon and shadow local government secretary Andrew Gwynne.
Grenfell two years on - the Public Inquiry into a preventable disaster
Two years have passed since the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017 that resulted in the loss of 72 lives and made hundreds homeless. Remy Mohamed, solicitor and Grenfell Project Coordinator at INQUEST, describes the Grenfell Public Inquiry that followed.
Criminal justice report receives wide press coverage
The Law Society's new report, Justice on Trial 2019: Fixing our Criminal Justice System, received coverage on the Today programme, in the Daily Mail and the Independent, as well as in over 70 regional publications.
Four reasons why you need a business plan
It may be obvious why you need a business plan - Tom Blandford of Armstrong Watson considers some of the less obvious reasons.
Returners: interested in becoming a mentor?
The Law Society needs volunteers to mentor lawyers planning to re-enter the profession after a career break. If you have experience of a successful return to practice that you would like to share, the Society can provide training for a commitment of four hours of one-to-one mentoring over a six-month period.