Professor Chris Bones comments that the legal sector must work harder to support CILEX lawyers and those from non-traditional backgrounds

The fundamental problem facing employers in the legal sector is that many continue to sustain cultures that value social standing over professional competence. 

We operate in a sector where presenteeism and hours worked (and billed) continue to drive decisions on career development and where the school and university background of candidates is of greater significance than their emotional intelligence, problem solving, business and communication skills. Many employees, regardless of title, are flagging issues with how they are managed and how decisions are made about their performance, reward and careers.  Compared to employment experiences of their peers in other parts of the economy, the law seems for many to be op...

Louise Eckersley
PR Consultant
Black Letter Communications

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