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Mark Ollier

The Rise of Women Solicitors

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All .

The Law Society of Ireland has announced that female Irish Solicitors now outnumber Irish male Solicitors practising in the Republic.

Our experience is that female applicants for job vacancies outnumber male applicants by quite a large margin.

In England and Wales if the annual average growth rates in the number of Practising Certificate holders continues then the number of female Solicitors will exceed the number of male Solicitors by 2017.

The betting is that firms seeking qualified staff will encounter more “return to work” situations from mothers,  and will need to learn to adapt their workplace policies to cater for greater flexibility, working from home, part time hours and job sharing.

Creche, anyone?