Ashurst leads top 10 for partner diversity as stats show dearth of BAME lawyers among senior ranks

Newly compiled figures reveal UK's 10 largest law firms have on average just 7% black, Asian and minority ethnic UK partners

Ashurst has the highest percentage of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) UK partners of the country’s 10 largest law firms, according to new research, which also reveals that those firms have an average of just 7% of UK partners from minority ethnic backgrounds.

Figures provided to Legal Week by nine of the UK top 10 place Ashurst ahead of its peers on partner diversity, with 11% of the firm’s UK partners identifying as BAME in 2017.

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