New report: Women now outnumber men in UK legal market

June 27, 2018 According to the recently released 2017 Law Society’s Annual Statistics Report, working female solicitors in England and Wales now slightly outnumber males.

The report shows that with 61.6% of new admissions in 2016/17 being female, the total number of female practicing certificate holders in the UK is 50.1% of the market’s overall 139,624.

The figures for racial diversity are less clear, with only 31% of new admissions providing information concerning ethnic origin. With the information that was collected, however, people of color make up 17% of the total.

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