Interesting to see unconscious bias said to be the cause of the huge disparity between the remuneration of male and female Scottish lawyers. The nation has a powerful woman leader in Nicola Sturgeon, who is a lawyer herself, so perhaps she could help resolve this problem?
Women, who now make up half the legal profession in Scotland, are more likely to be in a salary band up to £65,000, while men are more prevalent in salary bands above this figure. The findings also show that females tend to remain associates or assistants rather than being promoted to partner level. The Law Society claims that while there seems to be little evidence of direct discrimination in terms of women being paid less for equivalent roles, there "appears to be an issue around assumptions made about women", with the report indicating that women earn less than their male counterparts whether or not they have children.