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As the solicitor profession becomes increasingly diverse, pressure is growing for greater equality in the workplace, the Law Society of England and Wales said.
The largest international survey of women in the law has been released by the Law Society of England and Wales to mark International Women’s Day 2018, shedding light on the road to gender equality in the legal profession.
Law Society president Joe Egan, vice president Christina Blacklaws and deputy vice president Simon Davis made a joint statement asserting that everyone has a duty to help end harassment of any kind.
Lady Brenda Hale is the first woman to be appointed president of the Supreme Court.
Applications are open for the Law Society's mentoring scheme to support career progression for solicitors from under-represented groups.
More than a third of law firms in England and Wales now estimated to be majority-owned by women.
The gender pay gap for the solicitors' profession has increased, with women's salaries on average 30 per cent lower across all areas of private practice during 2013.
Talented women solicitors are still not making it as far as the boardroom in their legal careers despite representing almost half of the entire profession.
The Law Society is launching a regional hub of the Women Lawyers Division for Yorkshire.
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To mark the 20th anniversary of the public inquiry into Stephen Lawrence murder, our guest speaker is Imran Khan.