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Social Mobility in the Law

21 Jul 2019

Please join us on Monday, 22 July at Dechert for this very special event on social mobility. This event is for all members and supporters of the InterLaw Diversity Forum, from all our Networks.

This event antipates the upcoming publication of our Social Mobility Factsheet, which will be released at a launch event in the autumn. Our work with social mobility and the Social Mobility Factsheet have been generously sponsored by Santander.

Social mobility is one of the key issues impacting equality in the legal sector, as well as wider society, and cuts across all strands of diversity and inclusion. We will speak with experts in the field and discuss the work they are doing to address social mobility concerns. We will also consider intersectionality and explore how social mobility impacts other strands of diversity and inclusion. 

Our research is a key component of the work of the InterLaw Diversity Forum, and is co-led by Dr. Lisa Webley, Professor of Legal Education and Research; Head of Birmingham Law School; and by Daniel Winterfeldt, Founder & Chair, InterLaw Diversity Forum. We have updated our groundbreaking 2012 Career Progression Report for 2018 in order to assess what progress has been made in the UK legal sector since the original report. For the updated report we collected data on gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and social mobility from over 1,400 respondents working in the legal sector.

The updated report will be launched later this year and will aim to track progress, identify barriers, and determine the best ways to effect positive cultural change in the legal sector, producing a report similar to our 2012 report with comparisons over the period, updated data, and fact sheets covering relevant strands of diversity and inclusion.

The fact sheets will include: (i) Gender; (ii) Race & Ethnicity; (iii) LGBT+; (iv) Disability; and (v) Social Mobility.



  • Husnara Begum, Director, Husnara Begum Consulting Limited

  • Carly Gilberg, Senior Manager, Rare Recruitment

  • Daniel Winterfeldt, Partner, Reed Smith; Chair, InterLaw Diversity Forum (Moderator)

Thanks to Dechert for generously hosting this event!

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