While the number of women entering the legal profession is clearly on the rise, only 29% of partners in UK firms are women. This is blatant proof that there are still significant barriers for women to overcome on their way to reaching the pinnacle of their careers.

Along with better representation at the top levels of the industry and mentoring, it is important we lose the image of low ambition that comes with agile working hours.

Kizzy Augustin reflects in this brief video on the obstacles that female lawyers face in their career and what needs to be done to remove them. 

Kizzy is a partner in the fraud and criminal litigation team, specialising in health and safety

Kizzy is a solicitor advocate with Higher Rights of Audience. She appears regularly as an advocate in court proceedings, employment tribunals (for appealing Improvement and Prohibition notices) and Coroners' inquests.