Study puts spotlight on 'old boys' network' in NZ's legal profession

Clients who openly prefer to do business with men and bosses who discourage women to breed — it sounds like a story out of the 1800s.

It’s not. It’s the life of many female lawyers in New Zealand.

A just released study commissioned by the Auckland Women Lawyers’ Association explores the reasons why many females aren’t making it to the top of their profession and includes some candid answers from the industry.

The report shows the reasons are varied, complex and interwoven, says Angela Hansen, association president and partner in an Auckland firm.


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