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Law Society study flags gender bias in legal profession

Pervasive unconscious bias may be why few women attain senior positions, study finds

Lawyers newly admitted to the Bar posing for a picture. Unconscious bias levies an "implicit tax" on female lawyers who want to stay and succeed in the profession, the Women in Practice Committee noted.


TWO candidates have the same qualifications, experience and demeanour. But if one is a woman, and the other is a man, the male candidate is more likely to be hired.

It is a well-worn anecdote heard in many industries, and now, a study by the Law Society points to this...

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