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Private law firms letting down the side on diversity

Posted by: Laurence Simons 07/07/10

The UK's legal profession continues to drag its feet in ensuring the same opportunities for all regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

As Gay Pride was celebrated in the UK over the weekend, Interlaw came out as the latest organisation to point a finger at anachronistic inequality present in the judicial culture of the UK.

Actual or perceived barriers within private practice prevent the legal profession in the UK from mirroring wider social demographics. Despite pressure from various groups, such as the Black Solicitors Network, whose Diversity League Table is now in its fourth year and gradually building a wave of support, the profession is yet to come near to reflecting the democracy it maintains.

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The article referenced above was in response to a wider press release on diversity by Laurence Simons which can be downloaded here.