SA Law celebrates 13th birthday with the promotion of four members of staff

Congratulations to Keely Rushmore, Jacqui Button, Amy Sevier and Deepa Patel

SA Law’s recent round of promotions recognises the talents of four female team members.

Nearly 100 years after women were first allowed to practice law, Keely Rushmore is made up to Partner, Jacqui Button and Amy Sevier become Senior Associates, and Deepa Patel is promoted to Associate.

It was not until 1919, when the Sex Disqualification Act was passed, that women were allowed to practice law. Today, 40% of SA Law’s partners are women, far above the 29% of women partners in comparable UK law firms (Solicitors Regulation Authority 2017 survey).

SA Law Managing Partner, Steve Ryan said “I would like to welcome Keely as Partner. Her promotion strengthens the SA Law partnership and demonstrates our commitment to recognising talent. I’d also like to congratulate all four women on their promotions and thank them for their diligence and loyalty.”

SA Law has been at the forefront of encouraging diversity and flexibility in the workforce. In a team of 93 partners, lawyers and support staff, one third have agreed flexible working terms. This flexibility acknowledges the demands placed on today’s workforce from young families, older parents, and the need to balance working and personal lives.

Gill Garrett, Partner and Head of Finance and Business Support commented. “It is wonderful to work for a company that treats women as equals and supports both men and women to work flexibly around their families and personal needs. Our team is fully supported through all aspects of their personal life so that they can continue to perform at the best of their abilities at work. Flexible working, for example, is not a barrier to career progression, as we have proved in our latest round of promotions.”

For more information about diversity, flexible working or SA Law, please contact gill.garrett@salaw.com



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