February sees the annual celebration of LGBT history month in the UK. This year includes a focus on law as 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales.

According to the 2015 practising certificate holder survey, 2,417 lawyers registered that they were gay/lesbian and 438 that they were bisexual. In total, 2.6 per cent of certificate holders registered as LGBT. With that in mind, last year the Law Society established the LGBT Lawyers Division to bring solicitors together to share best practice and address current issues and challenges in a supportive environment.


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