BLM is most female friendly firm in UK top 50

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  • Interesting to see a cluster of insurance firms at both the top and bottom - why do some of these score better than others?

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  • Interesting research. It proves that the transactional excuse is a red herring, there are plenty of firms with 20% women partners which do corporate work, look at Cameron MCKenna and Nabarros.

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  • Why is Simmons so far down the league? Partners will be wondering whether all that focus on social factors rather than bringing the bacon in has really been worth it

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  • Yaldara's right. This has smashed that corporate myth. The likes of Freshfields might have to start pulling their finger out on this.

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  • Is this anything new?

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  • Sometimes you wonder what the point is of all this lip service paid to the golden goose of 'Diversity'. These numbers are still shockingly low on the whole, and it seems that all these schemes to encourage more women, ethnic minorities etc to stay at work are more about placating the media than about actually helping those in the firm.

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  • Why have you illustrated this story with a picture of a man?

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  • Can't we have a different story please? Who cares who is partner and who isn't? There is no agenda against women or whoever in these firms - all they care about is whether you bring in the fees. Period. Move on.

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  • All very politically correct an' all that, but the fact is that part-time working is a complete pain an the assterix. I always used to recruit the best candidate - man or woman and ended up with 65% women. Most of whom got pregnant, of course, disappeared for months on maternity leave when they reached partnership (or, for those who couldn't hang on, senior associateship), then wanted to do part-time work, In many cases, three days work for three-fifths of the pay for two fifths of the work they used to do. That is the reality : let's not kid ourselves. And yeah, yeah, will get pilloried by wimmin lawyers, but we all know the truth.

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  • funny seeing all the shipping firms at the moment - you can just imagine them all necking yards of ale while talking about football, boats and pirates - no place for a bird!

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