Addressing gender parity in legal

Addressing gender parity in legal

 

Research from The Law Society shows that since 1990, whilst women represent 60% of new entrants to the solicitors’ profession, and as of 2017 make up the majority of practicing solicitors, only 28% of partners in private practice are women. The gender pay gap in law firms is more pronounced than the national average of 9.6%, with research from The Times in 2019 indicating that women working in the ten largest legal firms, which combined made about £14bn revenue in 2018, are being paid on average 43% less than their male colleagues. So, here are some actions your firm can take to tackle this.

This article discusses tackling unconscious bias, flexible working, the gender pay gap and other factors pertaining to the equality debate in legal. Click to read the full article:

Moving the needle on gender equality

 

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Amy leads the thought leadership and content marketing strategy for LexisNexis UK, creating insights for corporates and legal professionals. She is an established writer and researcher, having contributed to publications, such as The Law Society, LPM, City A.M. and Financial IT.