Law Training Centre has announced its new Access to Law Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) Scholarship, which will provide an initial 50 learners from all backgrounds with targeted support.
Social mobility advocates, a new group of barristers from across England and Wales, have joined the Bar Council’s award-winning social mobility campaign – #IAmTheBar.
Solicitors in England and Wales will celebrate Black History Month by embracing the ‘Proud to Be’ theme.
BARBRI has announced the innovative funding initiative, BARBRI Bridges, to support and enhance diversity inclusion and wider access to the legal sector.
Commercial law firm Hill Dickinson LLP has launched a returners’ initiative to improve diversity within the firm.
LawCareers.Net has teamed up with diversity organisations Aspiring Interns and upReach to offer free places to LawCareersNetLIVE.
The 29th episode of the LawCareers.Net Podcast delves into the interesting and developing world of environmental law, featuring environmental lawyer Caroline Bush from Osborne Clarke LLP.
The best paralegals in the legal profession were celebrated at the prestigious National Paralegal Awards on 23 September 2021.
Global law firm Clyde & Co LLP has announced the launch of the Clyde & Co Academy.
International law firm Ashurst LLP sets new diversity targets, including the introduction of ethnicity targets in the UK, a global LGBTI+ target and new gender equality targets, to be met by 2026.
The UK Diversity Legal Awards celebrates its 11th anniversary this year and continues to “promote the successful work and commendable efforts of individuals and organisations in the legal profession.”
A new planning and public law mentoring scheme for underrepresented racial and ethnic groups at the Bar was launched this week.
The booking window for November’s Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), SQE1, will close at 5:00pm on Monday 27 September.
Commercial law firm Kennedys is among 14 leading law firms that have signed up to the Mansfield Rule to push greater transparency around diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, following its UK launch this summer.
The Law Society of England and Wales’ has awarded 15 tenacious aspiring solicitors each a Diversity Access Scheme to help them qualify as a solicitor.
The Law Society of England and Wales believes that the adoption of hybrid and flexible working initiatives could provide a chance to improve social mobility within the legal profession.
Bushra Ali Solicitors appoints Aisha Seedat as disability, diversity and inclusion champion – a first for a UK-based law firm.
Trevor Sterling, a personal injury solicitor at Moore Barlow, has been elected as the first Black senior partner at a UK top 100 law firm.
Global law firm Dentons launched an open access virtual work experience programme – the ‘Experience Dentons’ – earlier this week, with all students over 16-years-old eligible to take part.
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