Addleshaws and CC woo women with govt pilot projects

Addleshaw Goddard and Clifford Chance have committed to a new government scheme to close the gender pay gap.

The Exemplar Employer scheme, launched today, commits the firms to initiatives ranging from encouraging women to try for partnership to suppor…

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