Equal Opportunities: A question of priorities
In the last 50 years, women have made their mark on the legal profession, with more and more signing up as trainee solicitors. Why then are the numbers of women to be found in senior roles within the City's law firms not on the rise? Elizabeth Cruickshank reports
Before 1922, there were no women solicitors in England and Wales. By 1960, only 400 had qualified. In 1977, women represented just 7% of the profession. Now there are more than 34,000 women solicitors with practising certificates, and 60% of registered trainees are women.
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