12.12.2019 Martin Usher
As part of my role at Moore Blatch, I have been asked to be part of the firms ‘Women in Leadership in Law’ group which has been setup to address the longstanding issue of the under representation of women in positions of leadership within the law.
The reason I was asked to be a part of this group is because it was felt that the best way to address this issue was to have a fully representative working group so that any issues of unconscious bias could be addressed across the board and as a single parent working within the law it was felt that I could relate to many of the issues faced by women trying to get to positions of leadership within the law. I was of course delighted to be asked to be part of this group to address what is without doubt a very important issue.
One of the major issues faced by women looking to reach positions of leadership within law is that of juggling childcare responsibilities with work responsibilities and trying not to be detrimentally impacted in terms of their careers as part of the process.
I have of course faced many of these issues including the following: