Herbert Smith Freehills and Hogan Lovells miss gender targets as firms grapple with diversity conundrum

Which UK top 20 firms have targets to improve the proportion of women in their senior ranks? And which are struggling to meet them?

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) and Hogan Lovells have narrowly failed to meet partnership gender diversity targets set for this year, as the UK’s top firms continue to struggle to increase female representation among their senior ranks.

Hogan Lovells had aimed for 25% of its partners to be female by this year, a goal the firm set five years ago. However, it has fallen just short of this target, with women currently making up 24% of its global partnership.

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