In the legal world, steps are continually being taken to ensure that women can achieve their career ambitions without facing gender-based discrimination.
Last night, a member of our team attended the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association’s annual Women in Law event which raises funds for Scottish Women’s Aid. Speakers Audrey Junner, Carol Paton, Lesley Shand QC and The Right Honourable Professor Dame Elish Angiolini QC DBE discussed their experiences as women working in the legal world and delivered inspiring words for the attending female solicitors, some of whom will no doubt be the next partners, directors, QCs and judges.
Direct and indirect discrimination against women in the workplace is an on-going issue across the globe. This is a topic which is particularly relevant in the lead up to International Women’s Day on Saturday 8th March 2014. In the legal world, steps are continually being taken to ensure that women can achieve their career ambitions without facing gender-based discrimination.
The Law Society of Scotland published a Profile of the Profession last October. This found that of the solicitors surveyed with between 11 and 20 years’ experience, the men were more likely to hold senior positions than women. At BTO we are proud that over 40% of our partners are women. This proportion of female representation around the boardroom table remains extremely unusual in the legal sector particularly amongst the larger firms.
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