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Winckworth Sherwood tops female partners league table

Fri 16 Nov 2012

Law firm Winckworth Sherwood has been ranked number one for female partners in an influential guide published on Wednesday (14 November). The annual league tables provide detailed equalities information for those who work in the legal profession and beyond.

The Black Solicitors Network Diversity League Tables show that the firm is nearing a 50/50 male-to-female split with women making up 42.5 per cent of partners. Winckworth Sherwood’s nearest rival was a whisker behind at 42.37 per cent. Each year the guide approaches theUK’s top 150 solicitors firms. In its seventh year of publication, 73 firms and barristers chambers took part in the research this year, the highest number yet.

Andrea Squires, Partner in the Education team at Winckworth Sherwood said: “We are delighted our efforts have been recognised in the Diversity League Tables. Winckworth Sherwood has always strived to ensure that it recruits and retains the best people for the job. In turn the firm provides a flexible environment where individuals can thrive and achieve their full potential. We believe that this, along with our focus on providing people with the opportunity to have challenging and successful careers, has resulted in this achievement.”

Andrea adds: “A number of staff at Winckworth Sherwood benefit from job share, part time and staggered hours, and this flexibility has helped greatly as the firm has enjoyed significant growth in recent years. We are enormously proud of the environment we have created and believe that it contributes greatly to the high quality of client service for which we are known, as well as benefiting our partners and staff.”

The Diversity League Table has received support from many of the leading organisations across the profession, including the Bar Standards Board, the Judicial Appointments Commission, the Legal Services Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Support has also been received from Government, including the Attorney General’s Office.

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