The webinar features key insights from leading voices in the legal sector. Examining the gender pay gap legacy, partnership disparity, female progression and responding at top level to the changing environment.

It will include:

  • Intelligent data-analysis; how this informs implementation strategies to narrow the gap
  • Challenges and complexities of Gender Equal Partnerships
  • Best Practice going forwards in the age of Pay Transparency 
  • Time for specific Questions and Answers

Drawn from helping a number of law firms understand their gender pay gap data and harnessing the rich source of data available on the government portal. For the first time we have in-depth, data-driven insights to guide the focus of diversity and inclusion strategies in the coming years. As such, the Legal sector can take the leading role in tackling inequality by taking innovative action to drive down the gender pay gap; recruit and retain top talent and become the industry’s best in driving strategic change.

The Gender Pay Gap Regulations specified that businesses with 250 employees or more had to report on their gender pay gap. As such the regulations excluded partners from the calculations and very few professional services firms reported partner data. However, there came a groundswell of pressure for firms to report partner data to provide a more accurate picture of their entire workforce. With a greater proportion of partners being highly-paid, and mostly male, not including partner data painted an inaccurate picture of equality within the legal sector.

The webinar has been organised by Gapsquare, and will feature speakers from Clarke Wilmott who will sharing best practice, PEPUp.Consulting providing us with insights to implementing successful change, and CM Murray looking at risk management deriving from the gender pay gap.

Hi. I'm Zara. Nice to meet you.

Zara Nanu

CEO, Gapsquare

Zara is the CEO of Gapsquare, specialising in data collection and analysis of the gender pay gap in the UK. Having worked with over 120 companies on their gender pay gap in the last 12 months, Zara will be discussing how to use data in tracking and monitoring strategies for change. She will demonstrate how in-depth understanding of data should inform the implementation of these shifts.

Hi. I'm David. Nice to meet you.

David Shufflebotham


David is a City trained lawyer with Magic Circle and international investment bank experience. For over 15 years he has held C-Suite HR Roles in major law firms. David will be exploring how multi-dimensional partner evaluation is critical to addressing the partner pay gap issues revealed by recent "shadow" reporting exercises conducted by major UK law firms.

David will provide insights into how profit sharing and "promotion" processes actually work within large partnership businesses.

Hi. I'm Jo Nice to meet you.

Joanne Nisbett

HR Director, Clarke Wilmott

Joanne Nisbett has 20 years experience working within the Legal Sector and will be sharing best practice; looking forwards to how the legal sector can lead the way and use the pay transparency era to optimum effect.



Hi. I'm Sarah. Nice to meet you.

Sarah Chilton

Partner, CM Murray LLP

Sarah Chilton is a Partner specialising in partnership and employment law. She is dual qualified to practice in England & Wales and Scotland and has represented clients in both the English and Scottish Courts.
Sarah has an excellent reputation for providing pragmatic legal advice to employers and senior executives on a wide range of issues including: post termination restrictions, protection of confidential information, remuneration structures and issues arising in relation to deferred remuneration and incentive plans, business reorganisation and redundancy, conduct and performance issues, whistleblowing and discrimination.  Sarah is often instructed in relation to confidential and sensitive matters including in relation to the exit of senior executives.  Where litigation is necessary she is experienced at representing clients in the Employment Tribunal and High Court and has conducted her own advocacy

Join us for an interesting and open conversation 

If you would like to ask some questions, please email them to by Friday 8th June 5pm.

Please note that due to the high interest in the event we may not be able to answer all questions during the webinar, but we will be providing answers to everybody after the event.

You will receive details about how to access the webinar a few days before the event. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

There will be limited numbers so please register today!



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