Gemma Roberts, London co-chair, has been featured in Legal Business’ “Women Deal Stars” list. "There is still fundamentally an issue with how women are perceived in the legal market and how well they can traverse the seniority ranks. It says a lot more about our profession than it does about women" argues the Legal Business. The perennial issue of work life/balance and how to fit having a family around a relentless career is the most voiced obstacle among interviewees. 'Parenthood is still undoubtedly a challenge - how we juggle it all,' says Roberts. This balancing act is arguably less keenly felt among male peers.