Tag - Women in Law

Women in law

We may not be quite as glamorous as our movie counterparts, but myself and Billy (my chihuahua) could be likened Elle and Bruiser in some ways!
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Equality for women in careers is constantly being discussed in the media.
Just this week the BBC reported that the International Labour Organization (ILO) found a substantial, and unjustified, gender pay gap. It claims that women ‘may be better educated or work harder than men’ yet are paid much less. Here’s the link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30340870

Take a look at Lady Justice Hallett’s comments from last year for the Telegraph. She highlights the 2012 Council of Europe report’s findings which place Britian as the worst in Europe for employing female judges.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/10078243/Law-firms-have-unconscious-bias-that-stops-women-from-getting-promoted-says-senior-City-lawyer.html

Yet the number of female law students seems promising: women make up 62.4% of students accepted onto law undergraduate courses (Law Society, 2014). Perhaps there’s been a significant shift in the trend against women in law in the last year? Or perhaps it will just take time for this higher proportion of women to translate into the highest legal positions?

Working in Law: What You Should Know [Infographic]

Infographic on UK law - demographics, GDP contribution and costs

Here is a brief overview of legal services in the UK.

If anyone has any up to date data they could share with me I’d be very grateful. Most of the data here is from 2011 taken from the Law Society and the ONS. I actually found it a real challenge finding good data sets (I can’t afford to pay the Law Society fees for their reports).

Have a look at our infographic about getting started in law.

If you want to use this infographic on your own site please refer back to this page or http://studyinglaw.co.uk/