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    Law Society launches best practice guidance on gender pay gap reporting

    6 November 2018

    Following the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting in 2017, the Law Society has produced guidance for the profession to capture the best practice that will help us set the right standards for the legal sector and build a clearer picture and way forward

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    Read our new series of apprenticeships case studies

    19 March 2018

    Since 2016, the number of organisations launching legal apprenticeship schemes has steadily grown. We asked some to share their insights on the process, and their apprentices to tell us what their experience has been like

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    Law Society responds to Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy

    21 June 2017

    The Law Society has called for an independent government inspector to enforce workplace rights, employment statuses and rights to be clearly defined in a single piece of law, and for large employers to report publicly on their employment practices

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    Law Society publishes recruitment advice to promote social mobility

    26 February 2016 Updated: 15 March 2016

    We have published advice on recruitment practices to promote social mobility in the solicitors’ profession. The advice was developed in response to demand from solicitors for more information on how to implement recruitment practices that promote fair and equal access to the profession for trainees from all backgrounds

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    Law Society publishes guidance on 'Continuing Competence'

    4 February 2016

    The Law Society has published guidance for solicitors to help them adapt to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s new learning and development regime, known as ‘Continuing Competence’

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    Law Society recommends minimum salary for trainee solicitors

    11 November 2015

    The Law Society is recommending a minimum salary of £20,276 in London and £18,183 outside of London

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    Law Society publishes equal pay guidance for law firms

    11 November 2015

    The Law Society has published an equal pay toolkit, designed for partners, human resources professionals and anyone involved with the management of a law firm

  • learning

    Law Society updates CPD practice note

    2 October 2015

    The current CPD system is being replaced by the continuing competence scheme. Our updated practice note explains the transitional arrangements and gives advice on how to get the most from your CPD activities

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    New mentoring scheme: applications open

    20 August 2015 Updated: 3 September 2015

    The Law Society is launching a mentoring programme for practising solicitors from under-represented groups and is inviting solicitors who would like to be mentors or mentees to apply.

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    Career satisfaction report 2015 published

    19 February 2015 Updated: 12 March 2015

    In October 2014, the Law Society conducted a career satisfaction survey. The research found that, overall, solicitors find their careers highly rewarding, with the majority feeling that their work contributes to the success of their organisation, and that they are valued in their role

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