Legal sector

Increase tribunal time limit to six months, say lawyers

23 Jul 2020

The Law Society has joined the call for the government to increase the time limit in which an individual can...

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Clifford Chance aims for 40% female partners by 2030

14 Jul 2020

Clifford Chance has pledged that at least 40% of the law firm’s global partners will be female within 10 years...

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Senior lawyer fined for kissing junior colleague

16 Jun 2020

A top lawyer has been ordered to pay almost £100,000 for professional misconduct after he kissed a junior solicitor in...

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Lawyer rejected because he was ‘expensive’ was discriminated against

13 Feb 2020

The decision to deny an experienced lawyer a job because he was considered...

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Sandra Wallace on employers’ role in improving social mobility

6 Feb 2020

As a new toolkit is launched to help employers improve social mobility in the workplace, Sandra Wallace describes her personal...

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City firm IFM settles sexual harassment case

15 Apr 2019

Nathalie Abildgaard who took on her former employer over sexual harassment has been paid £270,000 ($492,000) by the City firm, which opted to settle just prior to a further legal hearing.

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Law firm tops LGBT-inclusive employer rankings

21 Jan 2019

International legal giant Pinsent Masons has been named the most inclusive employer in the UK by LGBT equality charity Stonewall...

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Members of the Evershed Sutherland team receive their Employment Law Firm of the Year award from the One Show's Alex Jones and Rob Moss, editor of Personnel Today.

Eversheds Sutherland wins Employment Law Firm of the Year verdict

21 Nov 2018

Eversheds Sutherland impressed the Personnel Today Awards 2018 judges with its innovative thinking and outstanding client. The proactive advice provided...

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Top law firm points to lack of clarity over including partners in gender pay sums

3 Aug 2018

Leading UK-headquartered law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has come under fire from MPs for failing to include £1.5m of...

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Legal and consulting firms dominate top employers for social mobility

11 Jul 2018

Consulting and professional services company KPMG has topped a list of 50 UK employers to have taken action on social...

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Gender pay gap in legal sector three times higher than national average

28 May 2008

Male lawyers are earning nearly £20,000 more than their female counterparts, a study has revealed.Released by the Law Society, a...

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Government challenges law firms to improve their equality and diversity record

6 Dec 2006

The government has asked lawyers to help open up the legal profession to people from different backgrounds.
Legal services minister...

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Law firms do badly on diversity

25 Jul 2006

Only one third of the UK’s 100 top legal firms are willing to publish data about the diversity of their staff, according to the government

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