Equality Means Business
 Friday, 5 May 2017  
Equality Means Business

The business case for diversity is overwhelming. It is increasingly clear that a diverse workforce helps the bottom line and businesses that are open and accessible for all clients will thrive.

This event will focus on how to create a diverse and inclusive culture and will showcase organisations already reaping the benefits of doing so.

We are delighted to announce that The Rt Hon Lady Dorrian with speak at the first keynote session of the morning and Alan Masson, General counsel and Chief Operating Officer for Anderson Strathern, will close the forum.

The first panel session will focus on equality in business and how getting this right will support your business development . The second session will focus on how to get pay, progression and success in the work place right and show why this will help your business going forward.

Sharing with others is a great way of learning, and this event will also include a group session allowing you to discuss your experiences and exchange knowledge around creating an inclusive workplace.

Full programme details can be found here

Why should you attend?
  • To gain an understanding of the value of embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in your organisation and current opportunities to do so.
  • To share and learn from others in your sector on best practice for creating an inclusive workplace.
  • To hear from those who have developed their careers and the changing nature of what represents success in the legal sector.

Register Now

If you are a solicitor working in the equality and diversity field, an HR professional or simply have an interest in building an inclusive culture, this event provides an opportunity to debate the current issues with other professionals. Book today to secure your place.

Please note that this event is free for those who have registered with the Law Society of Scotland as their organisation’s equality lead.

We are pleased to support the Society’s Lawscot Foundation at this event.The lawscot Foundation has been set up to help academically talented students from less advantaged backgrounds in Scotland through their legal education journey. This means offering financial assistance, mentoring and other support during the law degree stage (known as the LLB) right through the diploma in professional legal practice. Your registration fee of £10 will be donated to this charity. You can also donate directly to the Foundation.

The Lawscot Foundation  is a trading name for The Law Society of Scotland Education Foundation, Registered Scottish charity number SC046547
Farah Adams
Principal Solicitor
Adams Law
Iain Burke
Bannerman Burke
Davinia Cowden
Senior Associate
CMS Cameron McKenna LLP / Women in Law Forum
Kate Dodd
Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Pinsent Masons LLP
Caroline Drummond
Scottish Law Commission
David Hoey
BTO Solicitors LLP
Ty Jones
Director of CSR & Engagement
Alan Masson
General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer
Anderson Strathern LLP
Trish McLellan
Coordinator for Scotland and Northern Ireland
Tricia Nelson
Frances Ross
Clyde & Co
Deborah Russell
Anderson Strathern LLP
Rohini Sharma Joshi
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Trust Housing Association
The Rt Hon Lady Dorrian
Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland
Eilidh Wiseman
Law Society of Scotland