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Legal sector’s social mobility challenge laid bare in report

UK30-11-2020Women in IPMuireann Bolger

Lawyers are still “disproportionately likely” to come from privileged backgrounds, with three times as many having attended fee-paying schools than the national UK average, a new report has revealed.

Half of UK black barristers say race stifles career opportunities

UK25-11-2020Muireann Bolger

More than half of black barristers in the UK believe that their career opportunities have or may have been negatively affected by their race, according to a study by the Black Barristers’ Network.

Black partnerships increase by less than 1% in 30 years at elite firms

11-11-2020Muireann Bolger

The percentage of black partners has increased by less than 1% since 1991 at elite law firms which pledged at the time to improve racial diversity, according to a new report released by legal analytics company Bodhala.

Elite law firms pledge equal opportunities for BAME junior lawyers

International05-11-2020Muireann Bolger

Some of the UK’s largest law firms have joined recruiters by signing a charter that aims to provide equal access to job opportunities within the legal sector.

Disabled lawyers benefit from home working shift

UK02-11-2020Sarah Morgan

The majority of disabled lawyers in a study by the Law Society of England and Wales have welcomed home-working in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Only 49% believe legal leadership is inclusive: report

30-10-2020Sarah Morgan

Less than half of lawyers believe that the senior leaders at their firm or company are inclusive, according to a new study from the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Linklaters commits to race action plan

UK26-10-2020Sarah Morgan

Law firm Linklaters has set out a new race action plan, which aims to improve representation of Black and underrepresented minority ethnic lawyers and business team members.

Hogan Lovells sets global diversity targets

UK22-10-2020Sarah Morgan

Law firm Hogan Lovells has committed to global diversity and inclusion goals for racial and ethnic minority, and LGBT+ partners.

Nearly half of leading brands lack timeframe for diversity on boards

International21-10-2020Muireann Bolger

A lack of diversity in gender, race, ethnicity and other demographics is an enduring problem across the executive and board levels of “leading” brands, according to a new survey by the New York Stock Exchange and software company, the Diligent Institute.

Linklaters to offer D&I guidance with legal advice

UK13-10-2020Sarah Morgan

Law firm Linklaters has launched a client offering which combines legal advice with business guidance on diversity and inclusion issues.

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