There is no doubt that this year’s Equal Pay Day (20 November) takes place in extraordinary circumstances, amid the covid-19 pandemic.

This iteration of the event comes at the most critical time for women’s equality since the symbolic day was first observed by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996.

The United Nations has already warned that covid-19 is rolling back progress on equality for women – and we are yet to see the full impact of this pandemic.

The legal industry needs to act fast to address the inequalities which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Over half of women in law are taking on more childcare responsibilities than their partners, with 73 per cent saying that the situa...

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