The Law Society of England and Wales is launching a series of virtual roundtable discussions to explore why black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) solicitors are under-represented at the senior level.

The discussions are part of ongoing in-depth research – developed with input from the Society’s Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division (EMLD) – exploring the career experiences of those from minority groups.

Figures show that 25% of BAME solicitors currently make partner compared to 35% of their white counterparts.

At a time when there has been success at recruitment levels with 17% of solicitors defining themselves as BAME, above that of the working population in England and Wales (14%), this research ai...

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