Bird & Bird has emerged as the U.K. top 20 law firm with the largest percentage of female partners, with Hogan Lovells topping the rankings within the top 10.

Legal Week research into female representation at partner level across the 50 largest U.K. law firms by revenue found a trio of regional firms emerging as the most female friendly partnerships, with Berrymans Lace Mawer overall having the largest proportion of women partners in the top 50, with almost 37 percent of its partnership female — virtually double the average. It was followed by Shoosmiths and Irwin Mitchell.