Allen & Overy gender pay gap report: 71% of firm's lowest earners are women

Second magic circle firm reveals gender pay gap as Irwin Mitchell goes beyond requirements with equity partner disclosures

Allen & Overy (A&O) has become the second magic circle firm to reveal its gender pay gap data, with the firm’s report providing more hard evidence of the disproportionate number of women in lower-paid roles at large law firms.

The report reveals that more than 25% of London staff are women in business support roles, and that 71% of employees in the firm’s lowest-paid quartile are female – an imbalance which means that average hourly pay for male staff is 19.8% higher and average bonuses for men are 42.1% higher.

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