Throughout the previous decade, the legal profession became increasingly aware of the benefits of diversity. Back in the millennium, the legal industry possessed a startling lack of both female lawyers and lawyers from ethnic minorities. Both groups were completely dwarfed by the high proportion of white males who were predominantly aged between 30-60 years old. While there remains a way to go before the legal profession can boast of being diverse, the following data provided by the Law Society highlights that the industry is definitely evolving. Our infographic represents what has changed. For another interesting read about inequality in law, check out our blog post on salary negotiation, which discusses how women can catch up with men.

An infographic of the changing state of Diversity in law over the last 10 years