According to research by The Lawyer the promotion of women to senior positions in top law firms has hit a three-year low. Only 17% of 2017's new partners at the top five firms in the City of London were women, compared to 26% in 2016 and 33% in 2015. Allen & Overy included only two women out of 22 promotions in April 2017, compared to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer with women making up 38% of its 18 new partners.
Times, 15 May 2017, 39
Subject: Legal Profession
Keywords: Law firms; Partners; Women
Companies referred: Allen & Overy; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer