Women in the law

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It was interesting to hear Vince Cable’s recent announcement that he is prepared to consider legislation to enforce the government’s target for female representation on the boards of FTSE 100 companies. Why? Because after an initial surge, following the publication of the Davies report in 2011, the pace of change has slowed. The target is 25% by 2015.

And how are lawyers doing against that target? 9.4% female equity partners across the top 100 is hardly a figure to shout from the rooftops.  Less than the current figure of 9.6% women FTSE 250 board members. Not so great.

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