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Female partners defy glass ceiling in record numbers

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  • Flexible working

    What this suggests to me is that law firms are leading the way on flexible working, which means it easier for women to get ahead.

    Perhaps, certainly as it relates to more junior employees, this might be because we have a culture of closely monitored billable hours: other types of business are probably more concerned that 'flexible working' could just turn into a euphemism for shirking.

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  • About time

    I'm pleased the profession is moving in the right direction, but there's a long way to go. And progress for women isn't helped by the fact that there are more female law graduates than male, but firms opt to take a 50/50 balance of trainees.

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  • Hard to believe

    Positive discrimination in favour of MEN? Seems hard to believe. HR people: can you confirm or deny?

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  • Hours culture

    The reason that it's the UK 100's smaller firms that have more female partners is that they don't have the same exhausting, long-hours culture suffered by those in the magic circle and others.

    This isn't a question of talent or of discrimination, it's about whether or not lawyers are able to stay at work till late at night, and as more women that men still look after the kids, fewer can commit in that way as a result.

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