Video | U.K.: Where Are All the Women and Ethnic Minority Law Firm Partners?

Statistically, in England and Wales, there are more women than men entering the legal market. At 11.4% of all solicitors on the English Law Society roll, it’s also arguable that ethnic minorities are over-represented within the English legal profession, when compared with UK national population.  But visit any law firm or any legal conference, and what do you see?  Often, nothing but white men. Why are there so few women or ethnic minority partners ?

 

Dr. Lisa Webley is one of the authors of a recent report on the subject. She’s spoken to a large number of those at the sharp end of discriminatory practices within the legal profession, and tried to uncover the problems they face during the course of their careers.  See video.

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