Early learning By The Lawyer 21 November 2011 00:00 17 December 2015 14:09 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 Pointless 24 November 2011 at 09:34 I have to say I don’t really understand the point of all this, or of Deborah’s role generally. More than 50% of trainees at top firms are women; lots of trainees are from ethnic minority backgrounds. Yes, the odd firm will have a 60 year old partner who is a bit behind the times, but I find it hard to believe that big firms like Ashurst don’t promote on the basis of merit / working insanely long hours – so do we really need inclusion managers? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.