Women In Law – The ‘Top 10’ Ratings For NZ Firms
Women In Law – The ‘Top 10’ Women Lawyer Ratings For NZ Law Firms
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Women lawyers are increasing rapidly in New Zealand, although partner statistics are yet to reflect their growing numbers.
The law firm with the highest percentage of women partners is South Island-based Anderson Lloyd, who have Eleven women partners - 40% - our of a total 27.
In percentage terms, the next largest was Brookfields with 35% (6) and DLA Phillips Fox with 28% (7).
There has been a significant trend towards more women in law over the past decade. Figures received by LawFuel show that female admissions began to overtake men in 1993 with 266 female admissions to the bar, compared with the male figure of 245. The split was 52%/48%.
Five years ago the figure was
456/370 (55%/45%). In 2006 it was 464/316 (61%/39%).
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