According to this research one-third of women lawyers in the UK are put off becoming partners in law firms for reasons of low flexibility and poor work life balance. I'd suggest to such women to consider firms such as Halebury, an alternative law firm and NewLaw pioneer. Our flexible model provides a range of resourcing solutions to our clients and a unique career path for senior lawyers.
Two thirds of the female lawyers who have turned their back on the prospect of partnership have done so because of the stress and lack of flexibility at the top level of the legal profession. It’s not an issue that is unique to the legal sector but the bottom line is a lot of talented people are slipping through the net.”