Sustainable Law in Action: Achieving true equality in the legal profession – a conversation with Georgia Dawson

Wednesday 11 January 2023

The International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU) has published a new podcast on achieving gender equality at the highest levels of the legal profession, as part of their series on business and sustainability.

In this episode, Sara Carnegie, IBA Legal Projects Director and Beatriz Martínez, project lawyer, speak with the Senior Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Georgia Dawson, the first woman to be appointed to this position within a Magic Circle firm.

They discuss the challenges facing female lawyers in attaining and retaining senior positions in the legal profession, and the initiatives and measures that law firms can take to ensure that these workplaces adequately foster and achieve a diverse and inclusive environment.

This discussion is part of the LPRU’s ongoing project, '50:50 by 2030', to study the global underrepresentation of female lawyers in senior roles across the legal profession.

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Georgia Dawson, Senior Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer