News Business Leadership Law firms Part-time schemes help firms keep female partners working By The Lawyer 31 January 2010 00:00 17 December 2015 09:37 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 Rhubarb & Custard 1 February 2010 at 15:20 You could also argue from this data that part time take up seems to have little impact on the number of female equity partners. As seen in the top table, as part time take up descends from less than 10%, the number of female partners remains relatively high at a more than half the firms. Ie, these firms have high levels of female partners for reasons other than the part-time schemes. Reply Link Exasperated 1 February 2010 at 16:12 @Rhubarb. So are you saying that to make the big bucks in the equity partnership women have to sacrifice their family time? I’d like to see more research on that. Reply Link Everett 2 February 2010 at 13:06 it would be interesting to see research on part-time working split along gender lines. It’s my feeling that an increasing number of men want to work flexibly but are ashamed to do so for fear of being branded as “unmanly” Reply Link Chiara 2 February 2010 at 13:08 Typical of The Lawyer to be focusing on the City. if you come up here to the northwest you’d see plenty of firms that allow their partners to work part-time but they don;t make a fuss about it! Reply Link Anonymous 2 February 2010 at 13:29 @Everett Couldn’t agree more. Men don’t want to give up their role of being the “breadwinner”, their sense of self-worth is predicated on this Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.