Over the past five years, Wotton + Kearney has embarked on a deliberate journey to improve gender equity. Our journey has been guided by an unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging for our people aligned to our purpose: to create a place of work where everyone can thrive.

A cornerstone of this commitment is our approach to addressing and reducing the gender pay gap.

Despite our focussed efforts toward gender equity, recent data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) reveals a median total remuneration gender pay gap of 29% at our firm for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 (reporting period) which is comparable to the legal industry average of 29%.

However, as a corporation, we include all positions in our remuneration reporting, including all our partners. This stands in contrast to the reporting of law firm partnerships, where equity partners are considered owners rather than employees, and are therefore not captured in the WGEA dataset.

We have worked very hard on creating a gender diverse legal team. WGEA defines an optimal gender pay gap as within and including +/-5% which serves as a practical benchmark. As of today, our median salary gap is sitting at 0% for our Early Talent (Graduates, Solicitors and Associates) lawyers and 2% within our Senior Lawyer team.

At W+K, our commitment to gender equality extends far beyond addressing the gender pay gap. We believe in creating a workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, has equal access to opportunities, resources, and support to achieve their full potential.

Download our full Gender Pay Gap Statement below.