Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

New Zealand Law Firm Gender Study Shows Slow But Steady Improvement

The ratio of women partners in New Zealand's largest law firms continues to expand as firms step up their initiatives to encourage advancement of their women lawyers.

The LawFuel Gender Survey shows that law firm Dentons has the largest ratio of women partners, at 41 per cent as well as undertaking a range of initiatives aimed at encouraging women towards full partnership.

The annual LawFuel survey shows that firms are adopting strategies involving mentoring, pay audits, leadership and other courses and programmes.

Only equity partners are measured in the survey, being those entitled to full equity participation in partnership profits, rather than those who are salaried partners and others.

At the lower end of the scale is Duncan Cotterill with 20 per cent female equity partners and among the largest of the country's law firms, Chapman Tripp had lifted its female partnership number from 22 per cent to 30 per cent.

Christchurch-based Anthony Harper has 30 partners of whom only seven are women, although they did not indicate the equity partnership status.

The top three firms were:

1. Dentons - 41 per cent

2. DLA Piper - 38 per cent

3. Anderson Lloyd - 33 per cent

See the LawFuel Gender survey details here.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Stats NZ: Election Boosts October Job Numbers

Job numbers were boosted by general election staff in October 2020, along with rises in the manufacturing, retail, and hospitality industries, Stats NZ said today. Filled jobs rose by 27,667 to 2.2 million in October 2020 compared with September, after ... More>>

Government: New Year Border Exception For Seasonal Workers In The Horticulture And Wine Industries

2000 additional RSE workers to enter New Zealand early next year employers must pay these workers at least $22.10 an hour employers will cover costs of managed isolation for the RSE workers RSE workers will be paid the equivalent of 30 hours work a week ... More>>

ALSO:

Grey Power: Is Disappointed To Learn Of More Bank Closures

Many older people are being left without essential services because of cost cutting and the march of modern technology. It is now expected that most banking transactions can occur via the internet or telephone. Jan Pentecost, President of the Grey Power ... More>>

ALSO:


Media: Discovery, Inc. Completes Acquisition Of New Zealand’s Mediaworks TV Ltd

Auckland, New Zealand, December 1, 2020 - Discovery, Inc. (“Discovery”), the global leader in real-life entertainment, has completed its acquisition of New Zealand’s leading independent free-to-air commercial broadcaster, MediaWorks TV Ltd, now operating ... More>>

Department Of Conservation: Big Year Underway At Albatross Colony

Familiar faces are returning for the new season of Royal Cam, with a big breeding year underway for the toroa/northern royal albatross colony on Otago’s windswept Pukekura/Taiaroa Head. More than 120 albatrosses, a taonga species, have returned ... More>>

Real Estate: ASB Survey Reveals Majority Of Kiwis Expect House Prices To Keep Climbing

ALSO:

House price expectations are soaring as New Zealand’s housing market shifts up a gear. But stretched affordability is putting a dent in perceptions of whether it’s a good time to buy. While Kiwis reveal they do expect interest rates to fall further. ... More>>

Stats NZ: Births And Deaths: Year Ended September 2020

Births and deaths releases provide statistics on the number of births and deaths registered in New Zealand, and selected fertility and mortality rates. Key facts For the year ended September 2020: 57,753 live births and 32,670 deaths ... More>>

ALSO: