Women Lawyers Division

Welcome to the Women Lawyers Division - the community for women in the law

We feature inspirational women in the law in our video and editorial interviews

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GQUAL and the UK – achieving gender parity within the judiciary at national and international level (4 May)

This panel discussion is aimed at bringing together prominent experts and practitioners, academics and judges to discuss the challenges faced both domestically and internationally with respect to gender equality and gender balanced representation within the judiciary and other decision making bodies. 

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WLD leadership workshop - challenging conversations (12 May)

This session has been developed following the findings of the Law Society research on the barriers facing women solicitors who want to advance their careers. The session will focus on challenging conversations. 

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Becoming a judge event – everything you wanted to know and more (12 May)

As part of its commitment to promoting greater diversity in the judiciary, the Law Society, Bar Council, CILEx, Judicial Office and the JAC, are running targeted events to raise awareness of opportunities in the judiciary.

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Speed-networking event for women solicitors (31 May)

The WLD are partnering with We are the City, to offer a free speed-networking event for women lawyers.

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How to make partner - an evening with Heather Townsend (8 June)

Heather Townsend will be talking about how to get to partner, and the experience of going through the process

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We commission exclusive articles from leading women lawyers and legal commentators, on issues of importance to women in the law, as well as practical support and guidance, including on career development

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Women Solicitors and the Annual Statistics 2015

28 April 2016

The release of the Law Society Group Annual Statistics Report 2015 records the current trends in the solicitors profession. 

More Features and Interviews

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Woman Lawyer of the Year

4 April 2016

Nominations are now open for Woman Lawyer of the Year at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards

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About the Women Lawyers Division

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The Law Society’s Women Lawyers Division supports and advise all women solicitors including LPC graduates, roll members, women on a career break and retirees, no matter their area of practice.

Find out more about the Women Lawyers Division


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