Ashurst Clifford Chance DLA Piper Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Irwin Mitchell Linklaters Taylor Wessing Are you cut out for partnership? By The Lawyer 4 June 2012 00:00 17 December 2015 12:59 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Camford Oxbridge 8 June 2012 at 14:34 This feature’s intro does not lead to the conclusion that follows soon after. Which part of ‘male, Oxbridge-educated, white’ and ‘eight or nine years qualified’ justifies the conclusion that an ‘average partner is… priviliged’? Oxford and Cambridge are not public schools. Reply Link Nick 9 June 2012 at 22:28 @Camford Oxbridge; the conclusion might not be supported, but are you genuinely saying its not accurate? Reply Link The Obvious 12 June 2012 at 09:35 Here’s a thought – female lawyers, being the smarter sex, realise that the life of being a partner is neither what they want nor what they need so they leave and have better lives as a result. Reply Link Anonymous 13 June 2012 at 10:00 @ Camford Oxbridge The argument could be made that those with a more privileged education (e.g. at private school) are more likely to be at the standard required for Oxbridge. Reply Link Anonymous 13 June 2012 at 16:58 Interesting article. I would have been interested to see a report comparing what it took to be a partner 15 years ago compared to now. For example in 1997 it seemed partnership was an option at 5-6 years qualified. Now it’s 9 – 10 years. It really seems like that generation pulled the ladder up after themselves. Reply Link Anonymous 28 June 2012 at 15:05 Dont agree with quotas. Only become partners based on performance. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.