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


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>>


Economy: Supply Chain On Brink Of Overload Says National Road Carriers

The New Zealand supply chain is on the brink of overload and it looks like the upcoming peak imports season may push it over the edge says National Road Carriers Association (NRC) CEO David Aitken. “Worldwide supply chains are in disarray,” says Mr Aitken. ... More>>

Retail: Supermarkets Announced As Government’s Second Market Study

The Government has today launched a market study to ensure New Zealanders are paying a fair price for groceries. More>>


Statistics New Zealand: Retail Sales Recover In The September 2020 Quarter

Retail sales values recorded the largest September quarter rise since the series began in 1995, Stats NZ said today. Spending on major household items, vehicles, and groceries contributed to the strong 7.4 percent ($1.8 billion) rise in total ... More>>

Kea Aerospace: New Zealand Flies Into The Stratosphere

Development has started on a solar-powered, unmanned aircraft that can fly in the stratosphere continuously for months at a time. The zero-emission aircraft will carry a suite of imagery equipment that will be game-changing for many industries, vastly ... 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>>


Forest & Bird: Kākāpō Wins Bird Of The Year 2020

The nation has voted and Aotearoa New Zealand has a new Bird of the Year. New Zealand’s moss-colored flightless parrot has climbed to the top-spot for the second time in Forest & Bird’s annual Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau/Bird of the Year competition. ... More>>