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Equality and Diversity training course for Legal Services

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This in-house training course provides advice and guidance for legal services firms on their duties and responsibilities to good equality and diversity practice.

It is aimed at solicitors, barristers and other legal service companies that deal with the public and who are bound by the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) Code of Conduct 2011.

Please note, we are now fully accredited by the SRA for carrying out training for legal services firms and we can provide CPD units for all training carried out.

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SRA Code of Conduct

The SRA Code of Conduct sets out ten mandatory principles of conduct, of which number nine is:

“[you must] run your business or carry out your role in the business in a way that encourages equality of opportunity and respect for diversity”. Failure to comply with this principle may also result in contravention of principles one and six:

1. [You must] uphold the rule of law and the proper administration of justice.

6. [You must] behave in a way that maintains the trust the public places in you and in the provision of legal services.


Equality and Diversity

As well as this, the following five ‘outcomes’ need to be achieved to comply with the Code (entitled “Equality and diversity”):

  1. You do not discriminate unlawfully, or victimise or harass anyone, in the course of your professional dealings
  2. You provide services to clients in a way that respects diversity.
  3. You make reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled clients, employees or managers are not placed at a substantial disadvantage compared to those who are not disabled, and you do not pass on the costs of these adjustments to these disabled clients, employees or managers.
  4. Your approach to recruitment and employment encourages equality of opportunity and respect for diversity.
  5. Complaints of discrimination are dealt with promptly, fairly, openly, and effectively.

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Areas for Delivery

The training course contains 6 areas for delivery

  1. Why is equality and diversity important in the legal service?
  2. What does the law and code of practice say?
  3. What does it mean for your business?
  4. Tips to help your company and staff meet their responsibilities
  5. Further information
  6. Activities

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All our training is tailored to meet the needs of the organisation, so we would go through your specific requirements and develop a course to meet those requirements.

Click here to see our pre-course questionnaire. This will let us know the objectives you have for the training and an idea of any specific areas you want to be covered.

Once we receive this, we will be able to provide you with a course outline tailored to your needs.


How is the course taught?

This is a face-to-face course taught by experienced professionals. It offers a range of methods to help participants develop both skills and knowledge. These include direct formal input, small and large group discussions and exercises and case study material.

For further information, please email us or call us on 0161 763 4783.

We can develop or modify a course specifically to meet your organisation's needs. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us


Our In-House course rates are as follows:

  • Full day (One trainer - up to 20 participants): £795
  • Half day (up to 3 hour sessions): £495

We can do 2 separate half day sessions in a full day for the full day rate

For groups of more than 20, we can provide more trainers or split the delegates into smaller groups


  • Travel and subsistence costs are in addition

Please see the following documents for full details

equality and diversity for legal servicesEDUK: Who we are and what we do

in house equality and diversity trainingEDUK: Costs and Agreement



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Equality and Diversity UK are a specialist training company focusing on equality and diversity in the private, public and voluntary sectors.  We provide training courses, seminars, resources and the Equality and Diversity Network. Take a look at our evaluations