Equal Opportunities: The legal colour bar
While Britain's ethnic minorities are well represented in the legal profession as a whole, the partnerships of the UK's top 20 City firms are still disproportionately white. Sophie Evans assesses how these firms are addressing the sensitive issue of ethnic diversity
On the face of it, the statistic that 8.1% of the UK’s lawyer population is from the country’s ethnic minorities does not look too bad: according to the 2001 census, 92% of Britain’s population is white.
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