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Legal Profession: Equality

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL15121, tabled on 8 April 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to increase diversity at UK law firms.

Answered on

24 April 2019

The legal profession in England and Wales is independent of Government. Statutory responsibility for encouraging an independent, strong, diverse and effective legal profession sits with the approved regulators, overseen by the oversight regulator, the Legal Services Board. Ministry of Justice Ministers take every opportunity to encourage the sector to ensure it more closely represents the diverse society it serves through ongoing engagement with the regulators and the legal profession.