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Magic circle promote only 17% of women to new partners

15 th May 2017

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.

Jonathan Ames

Times, 15 May 2017, 39

Subject: Legal Profession

Keywords: Law firms; Partners; Women

Companies referred: Allen & Overy; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer