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Unconscious bias: uncovering the root cause of gender disparity in the legal profession

Related Lawyers: Lianne Craig, Ginevra Bicciolo

In this article for the Women Lawyers’ Interest Group of the Public and Professional Interest Division of the IBA, we wanted to explore the elephant in the room which continues to be a key barrier for women’s career progression: unconscious bias. As we approach the centenary in the UK of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, which granted women entry into the professions for the first time, we wanted to reflect on how far the legal profession has come, and how far it still has to go, to achieve gender parity.

Authors: Ginevra Bicciolo, Hana Tawfik and Lianne Craig with the support of HuChing Mao 

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