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Sexist and money mad - a common charge against lawyers, but this time they are saying it about themselves.
A survey by The Lawyer and QD Group involving 209 lawyers, reveals money tops the poll as the most important factor when considering a job change for both private practice lawyers (37 per cent) and in-housers (55 per cent). Promotion prospects came close for both at 33 per cent and 44 per cent respectively.
There is a big disparity between the sexes in how promotion prospects for female lawyers are viewed - a whopping 75 per cent of female lawyers feel there is a glass ceiling for women, while only 24 per cent of men think so.
A Law Society spokes-man says: "Many women are paid less than male solicitors and are less likely to be promoted. It's not a conspiracy, just bad employment practice. We will be putting pressure on the profession to abide by their equal opportunity policies."
Promotion opportunities, however, are seen by some as scarce for all - 42 per cent say prospects are not good and 14 per cent claim they are non-existent.
Although 82 per cent of in-houser lawyers left private practice for quality-of-life considerations, the megabucks of US firms might lure 47 per cent back to join a US firm.