‘Still much progress to be made’: Freshfields reveals modest improvements in pay gap stats

‘Still much progress to be made’: Freshfields reveals modest improvements in pay gap stats

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is the first of the Magic Circle to share its pay gap statistics for 2021. Despite steady improvements, the firm acknowledges there is still much more to be done.

The report revealed that on average men are paid 52% more hourly than women, on a median basis the difference is 13%. This is a modest improvement from a 55% mean and 17% median gap in 2020.

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‘Get the credit you deserve’ – top female partners on breaking biases and inspiring role models

‘Get the credit you deserve’ – top female partners on breaking biases and inspiring role models

As the world watches the battle rage in Ukraine, talking about gender inequality risks coming across as somewhat trite. But with women and children making up the overwhelming majority of the more than one million people displaced by the invasion so far, this year’s International Women’s Day has a pointed resonance. Everyone suffers during war, but women and girls are notoriously vulnerable to its impact, both physically and economically. The images of those flooding out of Ukraine to seek sanctuary elsewhere only serves to highlight this.

We’ve therefore taken the decision to still mark International Women’s Day and its #BreakTheBias message, as gender equality still needs to be fought for across all industries, including law and politics, and progress made still needs to be celebrated. Continue reading “‘Get the credit you deserve’ – top female partners on breaking biases and inspiring role models”