In 2016, the Law Council of Australia released its National Model Gender Equitable Briefing Policy. The Policy is intended to drive cultural change within the legal profession, support the progression and retention of women barristers, and address the significant pay gap and underrepresentation of women in the superior courts.  The Policy includes interim and long term targets with the ultimate aim of briefing women in at least 30 per cent of all matters and paying 30 per cent of the value of all brief fees by 2020.

In July 2016, WLAQ became a signatory to the Policy.

To help with equitable briefing initiatives, WLAQ launched the Female Barristers List.  Read more about it at this page.

WLAQ congratulates the following firms and organisations who have committed to the Policy:

  • ASIC
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Australia
  • Australian Bar Association
  • Allens Linklaters
  • Ashurt
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • BT Lawyers
  • Clayton Utz
  • Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Cook Legal
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Clifford Chance
  • Denning Insurance Law
  • Dentons
  • DLA Piper
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Helix Legal
  • Hemmant’s List
  • Henry Davis York
  • Herbert Smith Freeholds
  • Hive Legal
  • HWL Ebsworth
  • K&L Gates
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • KPMG
  • Legal Aid Queensland
  • Maddocks
  • McCullough Robertson Lawyers
  • MinterEllison
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Slater + Gordon Lawyers
  • Thomson Geer
  • TressCox Lawyers

For a list of all Counsel who have adopted the Policy, please visit the LCA website.

Please email us at events@wlaq.com.au if your firm is a signatory to the Policy so that we can list you above.