Diversity progress ‘painfully slow’ – Black Solicitors Network

Published 25th November 2015

Just over half of associates were female and one in 10 were from an ethnic minority background.

‘Some’ encouragement could be taken from the fact 25.3% of partners were female, based on this year’s sample of firms; 6.1% were of ethnic minority descent. The proportion of associates who were female rose to 56.5%; 13.4% were from an ethnic minority background.

This year 36 law firms and 20 barristers chambers took part in the survey, compared with 41 firms and 16 chambers last year.

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