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A UN study found 97% of women aged between 18 and 24 have experienced sexual harassment.

Despite huge strides being made in recent years to stamp out harassment against women, such instances continue to occur within the legal industry. Earlier in March, a former DWF lawyer was banned from the profession by the Solicitors Regulation Authority for having allegedly “sexually harassed a junior colleague by sending her sexually explicit WhatsApp messages”.

Meanwhile a recent study conducted by the United Nations Women U.K. found that 71% of women of all ages in the U.K. have experienced some form of sexual harassment in a public space, with 45% of women stating they didn’t believe reporting their experiences to an official organisation would change anything.

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Hannah joined Law.com International in May 2018 after finishing her degree at Kingston University. Her areas of focus are corporate, M&A, private equity and restructuring at UK and City-based US law firms. [email protected]

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