New research by Working Families suggests that the legal profession is a leader in flexible and agile working policies, reports The Law Society Gazette. This is a timely piece of research as Baroness Hale was sworn in this week as the first female President of the Supreme Court. Byfield also hosted a Senior Women in Law dinner on Tuesday on the question “Can there ever be true equality for women in law?”
We debated why – nearly 100 years on from The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act and women being allowed to enter the profession – it is still necessary to deliberate on female equality? A perceptive, inspiring and lively discussion was had regarding the bridges and barriers to equality for women in law.
The legal profession is leading the way in family-friendly employers, a benchmark study suggests, with several firms praised for their flexible and agile working policies. Working Families, a work-life balance charity, ranked the Crown Prosecution Service among the top 10 employers for working families in its latest benchmark report. The Ministry of Justice makes the top 30, as does magic circle firm Allen & Overy and international firms Berwin Leighton Paisner, DWF, Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown and Simmons & Simmons.