Many law firms are taking steps to address the gender disparity among their staff GETTY IMAGESWomen account for just 22 per cent of equity partners at British law firms, research has shown, despite more than 60 per cent of trainee solicitors being female. The figures emerged yesterday amid evidence that law firms were trying to improve gender diversity at their practices. Nearly 70 per cent of the firms surveyed said they had a board level representative who takes responsibility for diversity. About 60 per cent of law firms had voluntarily added partners into their gender pay gap reporting to improve transparency. It was based on responses from 48 prominent British and European law firms.
Source: The Times June 24, 2019 17:37 UTC