Tagged: Diversity

Changing the Question: what must the legal industry do to achieve real equality?

Diversity remains a hot-button issue in the legal profession. Women dominate numbers at the lower ranks of firms but they remain under-represented at partner level and at the bar. Surely enough time has passed now for that gap to be narrower than it is? Lara Bullock of Lawyers Weekly reports on a meeting involving some high-profile members of […]

Rethink needed as new High Court Justice appointment seems to maintain gender imbalance

Justice Susan Crennan announced her early retirement from the High Court of Australia on November 25th, 2014, effective February 3, 2015. On Thursday December 4th, the Victorian Court of Appeal’s Justice Geoffrey Nettle was appointed as her replacement. Praised for his intellect and fairness, he appears to be an excellent choice. As Fiona McLeod, SC, […]