The battle for women equality needs to focus on measurable initiatives, says Pippa Allsop

Last month, on 8 March, the world celebrated International Women’s Day. Recent studies on gender equality in the professional workplace suggest there has been some progress in recent years but that this is far from significant. 

For 28 years women have made up over 60 per cent of new entrants into the profession, and two years ago in 2017 just over 50 per cent of practising solicitors were female. But of the 30,000 partners in private practice, only 28 per cent of are women. 

Christina Blacklaws, the president of the Law Society, describes progress towards gender equality as “glacial”. She is part of the Law Society’s Women in Leadership in Law project, which identified a path to positiv...

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