Ashurst has the highest percentage of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) UK partners of the country’s 10 largest law firms, according to new research, which also reveals that those firms have an average of just 7% of UK partners from minority ethnic backgrounds.

Figures provided to Legal Week by nine of the UK top 10 place Ashurst ahead of its peers on partner diversity, with 11% of the firm’s UK partners identifying as BAME in 2017.