03 Feb Female partnership ratio improves
According to this article by Stefanie Garber which appeared in Lawyers Weekly on 20 October 2015, the percentage of women who are partners is slowly climbing, though some firms continue to have a poor track record. A new study by the Women Lawyers Association of NSW (WLANSW) found a number of firms had made progress on increasing representation of women at senior levels. Of the 40 firms studied by the WLANSW, 21 met or exceeded the average ratio of female partners at firms Australia-wide, which came to 23.3 per cent. A further 14 firms fell short of the average but improved their representation from 2013, when the study was last conducted. The best-performing firm was TressCox, where 43.2 per cent of partners are women, followed by Maddocks on 33.8 per cent.