Diversity

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Diversity data collected as part of the annual Practising Certificate (PC) renewal process has been published by the Law Society of Scotland today. Diversity questions were included for the first time in the 2020/21 PC renewal process, in order to give a better understanding of what the profession l

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Burges Salmon has launched its latest diversity and inclusion (D&I) network ‘BBalanced’ to support its recently established gender taskforce in identifying priorities and objectives for the firm to improve gender balance in line with its D&I firm-wide strategy. An employee-driven

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There has been little progress in increasing the diversity of the judiciary in England, according to a new report. JUSTICE's latest report follows a similar one published in 2017, which explored the structural barriers faced by women, BAME communities, solicitors and those from lower socio-economic

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The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called for action to tackle the lack of gender balance in Scotland’s justice system. It follows a freedom of information request by the party and comes as Lady Hale retires as President of the Supreme Court this week.

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Diversity in the legal profession is declining because fewer state-educated pupils are going into law than in the past, according to Cherie Blair QC. Social and economic diversity have been greater problems in law than gender, the wife of former prime minister Tony Blair said.

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