Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

Welcome to the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division - the community providing tailored information, advice and training for ethnic minority solicitors

We commission exclusive articles from leading legal commentators, on issues of importance to ethnic minority solicitors, as well as practical support and guidance, including on career development. Touch the green arrow above to see more

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    New horizons

    Penny Carballo-Smith outlines new job opportunities for lawyers in compliance

  • Chris White 2

    Foot in the door

    How Aspiring Solicitors is helping students from under-represented groups get access to the profession

  • Philip Kim

    Meet the BAME Council members

    Meet the Council members for Ethnic Minorities and BSN constituencies

  • Julianne Miles

    Back to work

    What paths are open to lawyers considering a way back into a legal career? Katerina Gould and Julianne Miles explain the returning professional internship

  • Tan Ikram

    BAME judges: progress, but a lot more to do

    Why more should be done to encourage diversity in political appointments


    Getting diversity NOTICED

    In 2013, eight City law firms officially launched NOTICED, promoting diversity in the legal sector

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We feature exclusive interviews with practitioners from different ethnic backgrounds who are making the news and setting the pace

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Profile: Yasmin Sadia Sheikh

17 March 2015

Clyde & Co associate Yasmin Sadia Sheikh, on overcoming spinal injury

Sarah Austin

One and only: Sarah AustinVideo

8 September 2014Updated: 8 January 2015

On her history as a sole practitioner 

Sara Aalamri

Ninety years apart: Sara Aalamri

7 March 2014Updated: 7 January 2015By

On her experience as the first woman licensed to practise law in Saudi Arabia

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Diane Abbott

Fiona Woolf lecture 2015: guest speaker Diane Abbott (22 June 2015)

This year’s lecture will be given by Diane Abbott MP, the first black woman ever elected to the British Parliament

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Baroness Warsi

Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division launch (18 March 2015): guest speaker Baroness Warsi

Join us for the relaunch of the EMLD on 18 March, with guest speaker Baroness Warsi


Black History Month - Preparing students for the solicitors profession (23 October 2014)

As part of its Black History Month programme, the Law Society teamed up with Rare Recruitment to develop this careers event, giving practical advice and support to aspiring solicitors

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