HSF aims for 30% female partners

March 16, 2014 Herbert Smith Freehills has announced a plan to boost progress toward gender equality with a goal of 30 per cent female partnership. In 2012/13 19.3 per cent of the firm’s partners were women, and the firm aims to get to an interim goal of 25 per cent within the next three years.

Joint CEO David Willis said: “These targets have tangible benefits for the whole business – as well as promoting the best talent, they will help us meet the needs of our clients and bring diverse perspectives to our business and the business of clients.”

Similar schemes have recently been launched by Pinsent Masons (targeting 25 per female partnership by 2018, on the way to 30 per cent in the future), and Baker & McKenzie (which aims to double its female partnership from 15 per cent to 30 per cent).

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