As part of the UK government’s commitment to closing the gender pay gap, all companies which employ more than 250 people will have to disclose their pay gap. They have until April 2018 to do this but several law firms have already submitted their figures.

We will use this page to keep track of the top 200 UK law firms (ranked by revenue by The Lawyer) who are required to release this data. Companies are required to report on their employees’ hourly rates, how many men and women fall into each quartile of pay, and on bonus pay. You can find the data for each company on the government’s gender pay gap reporting page.

The following statistics are based on the law firms that have so far disclosed their pay gap – these will be updated as more figures are released. A table of the figures for each law firm can be found below.

The average hourly rate for women is

%

LOWER than it is for men.

The average percentages of women in each quartile of law firms’ payrolls are:

  • Top 54.11%
  • Upper middle 64.9%
  • Lower middle 75.78%
  • Lower 74.67%
Gender pay gap by law firm

FirmWomen's average hourly rate compared to men's (%)*Pay quartiles (% of women in each)
FirmWomen's hourly rate (%)TopUpper middleLower middleLower
Winckworth Sherwood+5.268.269.765.174.2
Forsters-2.364.960.885.158.9
Trowers & Hamlins-4.254.964.256.864.6
Irwin Mitchell -12.863.873.178.675.6
Brodies -1365698970
Howard Kennedy-13.162.566.779.775
Penningtons Manches-13.258766475
Kingsley Napley-13.369.675.782.972.5
Taylor Wessing-13.546437169
Lester Aldridge-13.670758972
Russell Cooke-13.761.379.782.879.7
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer-13.949.852.967.751.3
Slaughter and May -14.346.742.755.272.3
Clyde & Co-14.357557674
Keoghs-14.359.166.370.469.8
Bird & Bird-14.555.252.264.471.7
Travers Smith-14.757.353.873.163.1
Hogan Lovells-15.358506772
Shoosmiths-15.460738169
Bevan Brittan-15.852.562.370.572.1
Macfarlanes-16.545.154.566.269.4
Fieldfisher-16.55764.46869
Fletchers-1758647059
Norton Rose Fulbright-1754535975
Weightmans-17.15669.579.672.7
JMW-17.139718076
CMS-17.360637483
Mishcon de Reya-17.35862.18168.5
Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW)-17.441.244.757.673.8
Shakespeare Martineau-17.459767973
DLA Piper-17.849596372
Bates Wells Braithwaite-18.253718469
Lewis Silkin-18.355.164.776.876.5
BLM-18.453.164.774.269.4
Stewarts Law-18.656.169.772.768.2
Herbert Smith Freehills-1949526879
Withers-19.458.258.280.669.4
Burness Paull-19.657628669
Allen & Overy -19.852536371
Shepherd & Wedderburn -19.851648373
Walker Morris-19.948.969.680.465.2
Mills & Reeve-20.158.96980.278.7
Clifford Chance-20.351.153.459.481.5
Stephensons -20.357.171.582.583.5
TLT-20.458.667.579.274.3
Harper Macleod-20.458.175.780.576.3
Browne Jacobson-2155737674
Clarke Willmott-2160748378
Farrer & Co -21.16461.37785.3
Capsticks-21.458.172.876.377.8
Charles Russell Speechlys-2257647377
Kennedys-22.252637582
Berwin Leighton Paisner-22.353.658.175.672.7
Royds Withy King-22.36179.88882.9
Pinsent Masons-22.454.462.777.174.1
Ashfords-22.862778774
Watson Farley & Williams-22.954.547.376.467.3
Bircham Dyson Bell-235061.890.972.7
Linklaters-23.244.953.955.979.2
Eversheds Sutherland-23.2526374.674.2
Burges Salmon-23.348.758.776.176.8
DWF-23.74867.274.267.3
Osborne Clarke-24.451.763.376.779.1
Stephenson Harwood-24.745516677
Ashurst -24.844626181
Gowling WLG-2553627878
Hill Dickinson-25.948.964.373.368.6
RPC-2641616871
Simmons & Simmons-26.153665783
Blake Morgan-26.151728278
Simpson Millar-26.942.963.97366.7
DAC Beachcroft-27.152.663.569.572.5
Winn Solicitors-27.455.268.762.780.9
Foot Anstey-27.554.173.98278.2
Ince & Co-2842.642.666.771.7
Wright Hassall-28.953668071
Digby Brown-29.149.270.382.871.9
Womble Bond Dickinson-29.352.368.682.678.8
Thorntons-29.763.885.394.787.4
Ashtons Legal-30.562.384.494.884.2
Birketts-30.66071.886.287
Thrings-3153777985
Brabners-31.45063.272.179.4
Ward Hadaway-34.858718881
Wilkin Chapman-35.16082.390.688.2
Cripps-3650668680
Knights-3644697977
Michelmores-38.153728581
Stephens Scown-39.350.871.79593.3
Gateley-47.726.861.975.677.3

Data from Gov.uk Gender pay gap reporting.

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