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Partnership Statistics – July 2018

Data from the latest round of Partner promotions in Australia.

Female Partners (%): Maddocks leads the way with 37.5% representation. This is 7.8% higher than the average representation across the Big 6 Australian Firms and 16.6% higher than London’s Magic Circle firms.

Last six months: out of the Big 6 Australian firms, KWM and Ashurst have increased their Partner headcount the most, both by 5.0%.

Last 12 months: Norton Rose has increased their Partner headcount the most, by 23.3%.

Firm Total Partners Net Partner Change (6 months) Net Partner Change (12 months) Total Female Partners at Firm (%)
HWL Ebsworth 245 14.5% 11.9% 23.3%
Clayton Utz 171 -1.2% 0.6% 26.9%
King & Wood Mallesons 169 5.0% 3.7% 30.8%
Herbert Smith Freehills 155 -4.9% -7.2% 27.7%
Norton Rose Fulbright 148 -1.3% 23.3% 31.1%
Ashurst 146 5.0% 5.0% 28.1%
Allens 136 3.8% 0.7% 30.1%
Corrs Chambers Westgarth 120 0% 8.1% 23.3%
Mills Oakley 101 5.2% 8.6% 18.8%
Gadens 97 4.3% 11.5% 32.0%
Thomson Geer 97 0% 0% 19.6%
Moray & Agnew 95 0% 1.1% 27.4%
Baker McKenzie 85 4.9% 3.7% 20.0%
Gilbert + Tobin 80 11.1% 6.7% 35.0%
Maddocks 80 8.1% 6.7% 37.5%

Credit: Data obtained from the Australian Financial Review publication.

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