Partner status still eludes women, ethnic minorities

Byrne, Matt
March 2005
Lawyer;3/28/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p1
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The article reports that women and ethnic minority applicants entering the law are still failing to reach partnership. On average, an encouraging 64 per cent of trainees at those firms which responded to the survey were female. Only 25 per cent, however, are currently making partner. The ethnic minority figures are even more pronounced. The average number of ethnic minority applicants at responding firms was 23 per cent, but only, 3 percent made the partnership. The poor representation of women in partnerships is highlighted by the tiny number of female board members at Great Britain's top 10 firms.


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