Lawyers Weekly recently revealed the Top 25 Attraction Firms that lawyers aspire to work for, determined by the Legal Firm of Choice Report 2016.
Over 700 people responded to the research question – 63.9 per cent were female and 36.1 per cent were male.
When breaking down the results by the respondents’ gender it was found that women were more inclined to select national firms, while men more often selected globals.
The firm that attracted the most support from women was Lander & Rogers, with 79.5 per cent of all respondents that selected Lander & Rogers being female.
This was closely followed by Gadens, with 75.6 per cent of all respondents that selected the firm being women.
Interestingly, the third favourite among women was Deloitte Legal, with 73.5 per cent of all respondents that selected the accounting firm’s legal department being female.
On the other hand, male respondents were more likely to select big global firms as their top choice if they were ever to move firms.
Coming in first place for men was Jones Day, with 57.1 per cent of all respondents that selected the firm being male.
Very close behind was Allens with 56.1 per cent, and then Allen & Overy with 52.5 per cent.
Full list of female and male favourites
Lander & Rogers: 79.5 per cent female, 20.5 per cent male
Gadens Lawyers: 75.6 per cent female, 24.4 per cent male
Deloitte Legal: 73.5 per cent female, 26.5 per cent male
DLA Piper: 70.6 per cent female, 29.4 per cent male
Mills Oakley: 69.2 per cent female, 30.8 per cent male
Gilbert + Tobin: 66.2 per cent female, 33.8 per cent male
Henry Davis York: 64.5 per cent female, 35.5 per cent male
Hall & Wilcox: 63.2 per cent female, 36.8 per cent male
Corrs Chambers Westgarth: 62.1 per cent female, 37.9 per cent male
Ashurst: 61.8 per cent female, 38.2 per cent male
K&L Gates: 61.8 per cent female, 38.2 per cent male
Clyde & Co: 61.5 per cent female, 38.5 per cent male
HWL Ebsworth: 61.5 per cent female, 38.5 per cent male
Norton Rose Fulbright: 61.2 per cent female, 38.8 per cent male
KPMG Legal: 59.1 per cent female, 40.9 per cent male
MinterEllison: 57.6 per cent female, 42.4 per cent male
Herbert Smith Freehills: 57.5 per cent female, 42.5 per cent male
PWC Legal: 56.2 per cent female, 43.8 per cent male
Clifford Chance: 55.9 per cent female, 44.1 per cent male
Baker & McKenzie: 54.1 per cent female, 45.9 per cent male
Clayton Utz: 50.8 per cent female, 49.2 per cent male
King & Wood Mallesons: 48.2 per cent female, 51.8 per cent male
Allen & Overy: 47.5 per cent female, 52.5 per cent male
Allens: 43.9 per cent female, 56.1 per cent male
Jones Day: 42.9 per cent female, 57.1 per cent male