New study highlights extent of public school bias among legal profession
Lawyers are more than seven times as likely to have been privately educated than the general population, according to new research. A survey of almost 50,000 City professionals, conducted by legal recruitment consultancy Laurence Simons, found that 15% of lawyers were educated at the UK's 250 public schools, compared to just 2% of the general population. The figures add further weight to claims that social exclusivity is increasing in the legal sector.
Lawyers are more than seven times as likely to have been privately educated than the general population, according to new research.
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