Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is the latest magic circle firm to report details of its gender pay gap, though like many firms it has spurned calls to include equity partners in its data.The firm’s figures, published today, are split into two categories: trainees and associates, and business services.Among trainees and associates men are paid on average 6.03% more than women (mean) while in business services the mean gap is 6.23%.More female associates received a bonus compared to their male counterparts but the gap was 17.1% in favour of men. In business services the bonus gap was 48.9%.Overall, across the firm the gender pay gap was 13.9% in favour of men in terms of hourly pay and 41% in favour of men when it came to bonuses.Despite pressure from City chiefs, and the example set by the big four accountancy firms, Freshfields has joined other firms in omitting equity partners.Businesses operating under the partnership model have come under pressure to reveal what their pay gap looks like if equity partners – who are predominantly male and very highly paid – are included and compared with the rest of the workforce.This week, US firm Reed Smith and national firm Mills & Reeve published the gender pay gap within the partnership but did not compare them with other staff members.In a footnote in its report Freshfields notes that equity partners are not employees and therefore ‘not within the scope of the regulations’.Clifford Chance is the only other magic circle firm so far to report its figures.
Share Jamar Moore tipped in the winning basket at the buzzer to propel the Argos to 77-75 win (Photo by Jim Hogue) Argos Win Season Opener on Overtime Buzzer Beater NICEVILLE, Fla. – The West Florida men’s basketball team won their season opener 77-75 on a buzzer beater in overtime at the Tom Thumb GSC/SSC crossover Friday after noon. Jamar Moore (Coolidge, Ga./Faulkner State CC) was in the right place at the right time to tip in the game-winning shot and send UWF home with the season-opening win.Moore led the Argonauts with 23 points off the bench, shooting 7-14 from the field and 9-12 from the free throw line. The junior also led the team with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Marquis Mathis (Columbus, Ohio/Cincinnati State CC) added 19 points and was 7-8 from the charity stripe.The Argos came out hot mounting a 10 point run taking the lead 15-3 5:30 into the game. Half way through the first half West Florida was shooting 70 percent from the field. Moore led UWF in the first half scoring 10 points with three rebounds and was a perfect 6-6 from the line. The Argos went into the half with a comfortable 12 point lead, 39-27, and the Argos had 12 points on turnovers in the first half.In the second half Lynn’s offense ignited and outscored the Argos 42-30. Lynn went on a seven point run with under four minutes left in regulation and continued to tack away and took a two point lead with 1:39 left in regulation The Fighting Knights overcame a 14 point deficit, the Argos biggest lead of the game. Peter Connole (Orlando, Fla./Pine Castle Christian Academy) scored the tying goal, 69-69, on a set play from the baseline with just 14 seconds left, sending the teams to overtime.In overtime there were three lead changes with neither team able to gain an edge. With three seconds remaining in overtime the teams were deadlocked at 75. West Florida lobbed their inbound pass from the baseline to the front of the rim and Moore elevated above the crowd to tip in the game winner as the buzzer sounded.The Argos shot 51 percent from the field and did not attempt a single three point shot in their 77-75 victory over the Fighting Knights. West Florida will be back in action at the Tom Thumb GSC/SSC Crossover in Niceville, Fla. at North West Florida State College on Saturday at 2 p.m. against Barry.To follow all the action live, find information on West Florida basketball and for information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version