Gender pay gap


Gender pay gap: Linklaters is second magic circle firm to report

Linklaters employee data for 2019 Mean hourly gender pay gap: 19.5 per cent (down  1.3 per cent)Median hourly gender pay gap: 35.7 per cent (up 1.8 per cent) Linklaters combined partner and employee data for 2019 Mean hourly gender pay gap: 62.6 per cent (up 1.5 per cent)Median hourly gender pay gap: 39.1 per cent […]

Allen & Overy

A&O kicks off gender pay gap reporting season early

A&O employee data for 2019 Mean hourly gender pay gap:  17.1 per cent (down  2.9 per cent)Median hourly gender pay gap: 31.8 per cent (down 1 per cent) A&O combined partner and employee data for 2019 Mean hourly gender pay gap: 61.5 per cent (up 0.3 per cent)Median hourly gender pay gap: 43.8 per cent […]

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Shearman reveals gender pay gap despite dropping below employee threshold

Shearman & Sterling has volunteered its gender pay gap results for 2018/19, after falling just below the 250-employee threshold for this year’s round of reporting. The US firm was obliged to report in 2017/18 because its London office housed over 250 employees, but the numbers dipped over the past year meaning it did not have […]

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Gender pay gap 2018/19: Which firms submitted partner data?

A total of 74 law firms volunteered their gender pay gap data for partners, which are ranked here by the median. For mandatory data, click here. Note: Linklaters, Simmons & Simmons, Royds Withy King and Fragomen combined partner information with employee data, but did not separate the two. Forsters submitted its mean partner gender pay […]

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Gender pay gap 2018/19: How does your firm do?

A total of 117 law firms (Ashurst and Allen & Overy submitted twice to include their support centres) submitted their gender pay gap data to the UK Government for the year ending April 2018. Here are the full results in alphabetical order. These are the mandatory figures that were submitted and do not include partner […]

Gender pay gap: DLA Piper pays men £6 an hour more than women

DLA Piper has gone granular in its latest gender pay gap report, revealing that female employees are paid nearly £6 less per hour on average than their male colleagues. The firm is understood to be the first major player to breakdown what the percentages equate to in sterling. In the firm’s 2018 report, it states […]

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Freshfields joins the pack in reporting ethnicity pay gap

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has joined fellow firms in reporting its ethnicity pay gap alongside its gender pay gap, in an effort to foster a broader definition of diversity and transparency. The data shows that 13.5 per cent of the firm’s UK partners and employees identify as black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME). These employees, including […]


Clifford Chance: We’re going to set targets to be more inclusive

Senior management at Clifford Chance will have to set out their diversity and inclusion targets to the firm, as it continues its push to reduce its gender pay gap. Members of the firm’s executive leadership group, including managing partner Matthew Layton and new senior partner Jeroen Ouwehand, are among those who have committed to publicly […]

Baker McKenzie

Bakers sets target for senior-level BAME representation

In its latest gender pay gap report, Baker McKenzie has posted a target to achieve 14 per cent BAME representation across its London partnership and within senior levels. This is the first time that the firm has published ethnicity pay gap figures, with a 17 per cent hourly pay gap for black, Asian and minority […]

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Gender pay gap: Bird & Bird results sway in favour of female partners

Bird & Bird has revealed the gender pay gap among its partnership is virtually non-existent on a median basis, although when combined with non fee-earning staff the gap grows to 43.5 per cent. The firm became the first to disclose information on partners last year, but did not publish exact figures. This year, however, the […]

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