The agenda - sizing up the profession's efforts to tackle social diversity

The legal profession has finally put social diversity ‘on the agenda’. Georgina Stanley asks if it will be enough to counter an increasingly unequal British society

The legal profession has finally put social diversity ‘on the agenda’. Georgina Stanley asks if it will be enough to counter an increasingly unequal British society

No matter how much the profession prefers to avert its gaze, the picture remains unremittingly bleak. Statistics can be made to prove pretty much anything their author chooses but, however you cut them, the stats around social mobility in law look dire. Utterly dire.

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