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Women and the Law

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International Women in Law report findings published

19 June 2019

Overcoming the barriers that prevent women from entering and progressing in law is an imperative for the future of the profession. However, the legal sector will not be able to provide suitable responses to gender inequality without first having a deep understanding of the global barriers that limit the career progression of female lawyers.

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The UN, youth and gender-equality

23 May 2019Updated: 26 May 2019

The UN, youth and gender-equality

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Law Society publishes findings from male champions for change roundtables

17 May 2019

As part of the Women in Leadership in Law project, the men’s roundtables have ensured that we are engaging with all the profession on this issue.


Law Society undertakes mission to Croatia

2 May 2019

On Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April 2019, Lizzette Robleto de Howarth and Lauren Thornton undertook the first Law Society mission to Croatia.

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First Law Society delegation to the UN’s 63rd Commission on the Status of Women

8 April 2019

Capitalising on its ECOSOC status* and led by President Christina Blacklaws, the Law Society sent its first delegation to the 63rd UN-Commission on the Status of Women** (UN-CSW) that took place in New York. Lizzette Robleto de Howarth (International Programmes Manager) and Stephanie Brown (International Policy Assistant for Africa, Middle East and the Americas) also attended on behalf of the Law Society. A great deal of preparation went into ensuring that we had a high profile ...


HeforShe: Are we ready to change the narrative?

26 February 2018

On 21 February 2018, the Law Society’s Vice-President Christina Blacklaws and International Programmes Manager Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, attended the #HeforShe* seminar organised by UN Women and hosted by Linklaters. The purpose of this session was to discuss how to change the narrative between men and women and to find ways of taking action to create a more equal world.

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Opening of the Legal Year: Seminar on Diversity in the legal profession

9 November 2017

On 3rd October, the Law Society’s Vice President Christina Blacklaws chaired the OLY seminar on Diversity in the legal profession. 

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Creating and delivering our own responses: First Roundtable on Women and the Law

31 August 2017

Read our blog on the first roundtable on the Women and the Law international programme of the Law Society. 

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Law Society and ILAC Public Seminar

3 May 2019

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 14:00-16:00, 113 Chancery Lane, London, UK

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