The fight for fairness – what are law firms doing to tackle the gender pay gap?
Lawyers have a problem with equal pay – and it's a big one. More than 40 years on from the Equal Pay Act, women in private practice are paid a startling 26.7% less than their male counterparts. The finding, from a new Law Society study of solicitors' salaries in 2012, compares badly with the national picture: the law's gender pay gap is well over double the 9.6% difference between men and women's pay across the UK as a whole, as reported by the Office for National Statistics.
A new Law Society study reveals male solicitors’ salaries far outstrip those of their female counterparts – so why does the gender pay gap still exist, and are law firms doing enough to tackle it? Caroline Thorpe reports
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