'All men have a role to play' – how firms are engaging male lawyers to drive real change for women in law

How firms are engaging male lawyers to drive real change for women in law

“If real change is going to be accelerated, you need men on board. The legal profession highlights this: I qualified in 1989, and in my first year as a trainee, half of those lawyers were women. Twenty-nine years later, we still have issues with gender equality. The lion’s share of those 29 years have been in the control of men. They are not creating change fast enough.”

These words are spoken not by a woman, but by a man – Ashurst London managing partner Simon Beddow – but they highlight the problem women face in law and many other careers.

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