Training and Education: Know your place
Should law firms have female partner quotas? It may seem anathema to the idea of a partnership, but dramatic improvement is needed to redress the gender imbalance in UK law firms. Charlie Wright speaks to the profession about what is being done to improve the dire statistics on senior women in the law
Time was public opinion broadly characterised the legal profession as overwhelmingly white, middle-class (or higher) and male – and little has changed. But crucially, the wider business environment is changing, meaning that the clients of commercial law firms are more likely to be female. This will spell a change in the way many partners and senior associates currently network to win business.
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