Women in law: One step forward
The announcement by Allen & Overy (A&O) a few weeks ago about its arrangements to allow full equity partners to work part-time has been described as a "watershed moment" for the legal sector. But my feeling is that this is only a first step. We do not pretend that we have solved the issue of retaining more women through to partnership. If it were that easy, the profession - and other professions with similar partnership models - would have found the solution years ago.
A&O senior partner David Morley argues that top City firms must adapt their model to attract and retain the growing ranks of talented women lawyers entering the profession
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