According to the Law Society, over a third of the law firms in England and Wales are now majority owned by women. Robert Bourns, the Law Society president says that this reflects "the changing culture in the legal sector."
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More than a third of law firms in England and Wales are now majority-owned by women, the Law Society has said. Law Society president Robert Bourns said: “The proportion of law firms majority owned by women far outstrips the national estimate of women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs), reflecting the changing culture in the legal sector.” The organisation estimates that 34 per cent of the 9,403 law firms in England and Wales in 2015 have a majority of women in the partnership. This compares to an estimate that 21 per cent of SMEs nationwide are female-owned. However, while women now make up 48 per cent of solicitors, only 28.8 per cent of partners are female.