Attys women face 11% pay gap in UK legal sector

By Emily Lever (February 9, 2022, 4:20 PM EST) – Female lawyers in the English and Welsh legal sectors were paid 11.3% less than men in 2021, a slight decrease in the pay gap from 2020 which is lower than back to pre-pandemic levels, according to a Wednesday report from the Law Society Group.

The median pay gap, or the difference between the median salaries of men and women, was 11.3%, according to data collected by the Law Society of England and Wales and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The gap narrowed by 0.5% compared to 2020, but was still much wider than the 2019 statistic of 8.3% recorded before the…

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