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Leading firm outlines goal of improving partner gender balance

9th October 2012

One of the UK’s leading law firms, headquartered in both London and New York, has announced that it plans to affect a significant rise in the number of female partners on its books over the next ten years.

Newly qualified women lawyers currently seeking work through legal recruitment agencies in London are sure to be encouraged by this news, which was mapped out in detail in a recent statement produced by the practice’s two CEOs.

The company is currently developing a global diversity plan with which it hopes to ensure that its current 21 per cent proportion of leading females is put up to a quarter of all partners within five years and that this is increased further to 30 per cent by 2022.

Although the legal profession has been criticised in the past for its longstanding gender imbalance, a commitment by firms to measures such as this is an indication that the situation is at least beginning to move towards greater equality.