In brief: Kirklees gets Law Society equality prize

The legal department at Kirklees Metropolitan Council has snapped up the Law Society's annual award for equal opportunities. The award which is designed to promote the interests of equal opportunities within the solicitors profession was won by Kirklees for having the best model equal opportunities policy. Also commended were the African, Carribean and Asian Lawyers Group, and the Association of Women Solicitors. Kamlesh Bahl, chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission and one of the award judges said: “I warmly welcome the Law Society's Equal Opportunities Award as a positive recognition of progress, and hope it will motivate others to dismantle the remaining barriers to equality.”