Clydes unveils gender diversity targets but six of UK top 20 firms yet to do so

More than two thirds of the UK’s top 20 firms have now put in place gender diversity targets for partners or management committees, with Clyde & Co and Simmons & Simmons the latest to reveal their ambitions.

More than two thirds of the UK’s top 20 firms have now put in place gender diversity targets for partners or management committees, with Clyde & Co and Simmons & Simmons the latest to reveal their ambitions.

However, six of the top 20, including two magic circle firms, have either not put targets in place for female representation among the full partnership or on their executive committees, or would not reveal their plans. The firms are: Slaughter and May; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; DLA Piper; Bird & Bird; DAC Beachcroft; and DWF.

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