Allen & Overy is to allow equity partners to work part-time in a bid to retain more of its female workforce. The arrangement, which will come into place on 1 May, will allow
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Allen & Overy is set to introduce a new flexible working scheme, which will allow partners to remain in theIn a move to retain a higher number of female partners in the equity,
Travers Smith employment partner Dorothy Henderson has resigned from the firm, leaving just six female partners in its ranks. The firm has made up just one female partner,
Allen & Overy is starting a career development porgramme aimed at teaching associates how to communicate ‘powerfully’ with clients and colleagues. The new scheme is specifically targeting women, reports The Lawyer.
The Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women reported that the following firms have achieved the goal of increasing female partner ranks by three percentage points between 2004 and 2007: Skadden, Arps, Slate,
Jessica E. Morrison was about to quit her job. After her first son, Hunter, was born in 2004, Morrison had gone back to work as a litigation associate at McGuireWoods LLP. But when Mikey was born in September 2006, she
Women lawyers might have more opportunities to get into a law firm but they remain less likely to be promoted to partner, according to a U.S. study. Researchers from the University of Iowa found women who practiced in
The gender pay gap is still a huge problem in the legal profession according to comprehensive survey by the Law Society.
London law firms are under growing client pressure to promote more women and people from ethnic and other minorities, according to the new head of one of the largest firms. Big firms were lagging behind other sectors
Law firms to date are some way behind other professions at encouraging diversity. The accounting firms, for one, have had women’s networks for years. But Honeywood is determined to close that gap. “I would like us to
The year's partnership promotions round is shaping up to be the best ever for female lawyers in the UK, The Lawyer reports. Of the first 10 firms to announce their promotions, 27.5 per cent of them are female, the
Ethnic minority and female students are still struggling to make their way into the UK’s top law firms, comprehensive new research has found, despite attempts by commercial practices to tackle diversity. The annual
Unauthorized blog contest to pick Skadden's 'hottest female associate' provokes chilly response from law firm brass Who's the hottest young woman lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom? Last week that question
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is aiming to boost its number of female partners and up its pro bono commitments by a third following the publication of the firm’s latest report into its corporate social responsibility