The gender pay gap in the law 2021

Race and Ethnicity

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Law firm 
ethnicity survey 2021

We tracked the numbers of BAME 
lawyers in UK law firms over five 
years. The results imply D&I policy 
has largely been ineffective, but the 
magic circle buck the trend.


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What does it mean to 
be a BAME lawyer in 2021? 

Bird & Bird associate Rachel 
Welch-Phillips tells us how 
Black Lives Matter prompted 
change in the corporate world last 
year and discusses some of the 
ongoing issues for BAME lawyers 
as we enter 2021.

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Looking beyond
Black History Month

Events of 2020 taught us we 
haven’t done enough to tackle 
structural racism. 
What should the legal profession 
take away from Black History 
Month this year?

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On race and ethnicity

Vantage campus ambassadors 
share their thoughts on the 
representation of Black lawyers 
in the profession.

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Ethnicity in the law 2020 

We turn the microscope onto 
ethnicity within law and see if 
firms are practicing what 
they preach.

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The big interview

Dame Linda Dobbs, the first 
Black High Court judge, 
discusses a remarkable 
career of high profile cases.

 


 Social Mobility

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Trainee lawyers'
school backgrounds

What effect does your school 
background have on your career in 
law? Our social mobility survey 
2021 reveals how the leading 
law firms are performing.

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Introduction to
Rare Recruitment

Read up on the organisation behind 
the Vantage platform and various 
other initiatives that aim 
to boost social mobility 
in the profession. 

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Meet the Vantage
campus ambassadors

 Interested in Vantage? 
Here you can read about 
the experiences of five current 
ambassadors and how they've 
used the Vantage platform.

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The impact of Covid-19
on access to the profession 

Here the Vantage ambassadors 
discuss the issues that impacted 
access, including the roll out of 
virtual opportunities and the 
standardisation of A-Level results.

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Vantage campus
ambassador advice

They’ve been there, done it and 
got the advice to prove it. 
Read on to get some sterling pointers 
on how socially mobile candidates 
can succeed and keep going 
when the going gets tough.

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Law firms' preferred 
universities

Over nine years we've tracked 
the universities feeding the 
legal profession.