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What is the profession doing to recognise family values?

Flexible working, agile workspaces, equality for all – we’re inching towards a modern working life, writes Kevin Poulter

4 December 2015

Women have been around for a long time. Longer, even, than Solicitors Journal itself. It therefore seems implausible that women hadn't entered the profession when the Journal started out, almost 160 years ago. Although equality in the profession has clearly come a long way, there is much still to be done.

SJ supported a 'Women in Legal' conference this week, and I was fortunate enough to speak at it. Far from being a women-only event, a key theme was the significance of men in pursuing the cause for women in the workplace. Even writing that in 2015 seems laughable, but what became obvious was that so much change has happened because of men, not necessarily in spite of them.

The digital and technology sector has similarly been affected by an oversupply of testosterone in its recent boom years, but has nonetheless led a family-friendly agile working revolution, and is working hard to encourage more female entrants and senior executiv...

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