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Women solicitors as a barometer for problems within the legal profession: time to put values before profits?

Webley, Lisa and Duff, Liz (2007) Women solicitors as a barometer for problems within the legal profession: time to put values before profits? Journal of Law and Society, 34 (3). pp. 374-402. ISSN 0263-323X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6478.2007.00397.x

Abstract

This article considers the theoretical explanations for why women are not remaining within and progressing through the ranks of the solicitors' profession in England and Wales. It sets out the findings from a Law Society commissioned project to examine the reasons why women have had a break from practice or chosen to leave the profession. Finally, it considers whether one of the purported strategies used to empower women solicitors - the business case for equality of opportunity in the solicitors' profession - is actively working against women and the profession (more broadly), and that only a return to a wider values-based approach to professional identity will meet the criticisms raised by many of the women who participated in this research.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Law, School of
ID Code:4621
Deposited On:15 Jan 2008
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