The LSRA, along with independent research company Behaviour & Attitudes (B&A), is conducting an online anonymised survey of  law undergraduates and trainee and early career practising solicitors and barristers.

The survey fieldwork will take place in October 2021. It will inform research and a report to the Minister for Justice on economic and other barriers faced by early career solicitors and barristers.

Research on barriers for solicitors and barristers and increasing diversity

The Minister for Justice has asked the Authority to “consider the economic and other barriers faced by young barristers and solicitors and to make recommendations.” The Minister has stated that this is part of her plan to increase diversity across the justice sector including the legal profession.

The Minister asked the LSRA to pay particular attention to equity of access and entry into the legal professions, and the objective of achieving greater diversity within the professions.

For further information please see the research project page here.

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13 October 2021