Women make up a third of all partners as SRA stats show more than half went to state school

SRA survey shows rise in partners from state school backgrounds and slight increase in female representation at larger firms

One third of partners at law firms in England and Wales are female, while more than half of all partners attended a state school, according to diversity data published today by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

The regulator’s survey, based on responses from 180,000 solicitors across 9,000 law firms, was conducted in August 2017 and shows a slight increase in some diversity metrics.

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