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Record high reports of sexual misconduct in the legal profession in England

Record high reports of sexual misconduct in the legal profession in England

The Guardian - 20 January 2020

Over the last five years, the number of reports of sexual misconduct has more than doubled in the legal profession.

Sophie Vanhegan requested the figures from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) which revealed that the number of reports in the last year has increased by 16% reaching a record high.

Sophie noted that employees in the legal profession were becoming increasingly willing to speak out. “The increases coincide with the growth of the #MeToo movement, and likely reflect broader cultural changes arising from that,” she said. “Although there has been progress among UK law firms, such as restrictions on alcohol consumption at work events, these figures show that there is still progress to be made.”

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