A&O makes up just two women in 20-strong round as diversity conundrum persists

Four London lawyers make the grade as firm announces 90% male promotions round

Allen & Overy (A&O) has promoted just two women to partnership in this year’s round, as the firm continues to struggle with the challenge of meeting gender diversity targets for its senior ranks.

The firm has announced that 18 men – equating to 90% of the partner intake – have been made up this year, weeks after the firm renewed its push to boost gender diversity at the firm. Last year, the firm also promoted just two women to partner in a 24-strong round.

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