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Have your say!
Is the legal progression striding ahead or falling behind when it comes to Inclusion and Culture? 

The InterLaw Diversity Forum is launching our 2023 Career Progression in the Legal Sector study.

We encourage all lawyers and business services professionals across the UK legal sector to take 10 minutes to share your perspective by completing a short questionnaire, sharing your experiences and perspectives relating to culture, job satisfaction, and job security. The survey is anonymous on both an individual and employer basis – we do not ask your name or the name of your employer.

Our 2023 Career Progression study is sponsored by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and supported by research co-leads Dr Lisa Webley (Birmingham School of Law) and Dr Richard Harvey (Saint Louis University).


The InterLaw Diversity Forum has made three important changes to the study this year:

  • The study has been expanded to capture the views and experiences of Business Services professionals who work in law firms or legal teams.

  • The study includes questions on hybrid and post-pandemic ways of working, helping to determine where the legal sector is getting it right, and where there is room for improvement.

  • The survey includes updated questions on social mobility, bringing it in line with the updated definition of ‘socially mobile’ from the SRA and the UK government.


The InterLaw Diversity Forum team launched our first Career Progression study in 2012 (here) and a follow-up study in 2021 (here), which generated entirely new insights in relation to important markers of job security and job satisfaction in the legal sector, including work assignment, promotion, pay and experiences of workplace culture, all through the lens of diversity and intersectionality. The findings have shaped our work and provided valuable recommendations for firms of all sizes.


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