Female partner promotions at UK top 30 fall 23% in two years as London sees post-Brexit dip

Diversity drive fails to deliver as Brexit concerns impact London promotion prospects

The number of women promoted to partner at the UK’s 30 largest law firms has fallen by almost a quarter during the past two years, according to new Legal Week research that also shows firms cutting back on London promotions in the wake of last year’s Brexit vote.

One hundred and thirty-four female lawyers have been made up to partner at the 28 UK top 30 law firms to have announced their 2017 promotions so far this year – 23% down on 2015, when 173 women were promoted across the same group of firms.

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