Female lawyers told to wear high heels, skirts
Jess McCabe // 23 December 2008
But they can’t embrace it too much.
Necklaces, they have been warned, should be avoided as they could draw undue attention to the bustline.
Of course! Can’t make the rules too easy to follow – be ‘feminine’ enough, but not too feminine.
Quoting from the law firm’s latest ‘corporate social responsibility’ report (which also contains the statistic that only 12% of its partners are women):
Broadening the diversity of our people is important to the success of our
firm, as we recognise that diversity of cultures, backgrounds, nationalities
and ideas improves the quality of our work and enriches our working
We want our firm to attract, develop and retain a range of people in
terms of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age or
But only women who are happy to present themselves in a properly feminine (not too feminine!!) fashion, and don skirts and heels, need apply?