Women in law: The alternative view
Law firms are coming under increasing pressure to change their culture. Firms are having to grapple with the effects of the Legal Services Act (LSA) at the same time as addressing how to deal with the effects of the credit crunch on their businesses. Recently, the pressure to change has intensified with the Jackson review, which puts additional pressure on the profession to reform its business structures and culture by questioning the appropriateness of billing by the hour. And all of this plays to the advantage of female lawyers.
The current shift towards alternative billing will be a major boost to the role of women in the legal profession, argues AWS head Clare McConnell
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