The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession, reflecting the diversity of our society. The Women Lawyers Division supports and advises all women solicitors and aspiring women solicitors, from trainees to retirees. We provide an opportunity for women solicitors to have their voice for heard. Our members work in private practice, and in-house within corporate, public sector and not-for-profit organisations.
We are dedicated to meeting the needs of all women solicitors. We deliver key news, regulatory and management information and bring together our services that are relevant to you.
Make your voice heard by engaging with the Law Society on diversity matters. Membership of the Women Lawyers Division is free, and is open to all solicitors, aspiring solicitors and their allies. Members benefit from:
To join the Women Lawyers Division, sign up to My Law Society and tick the Women lawyers box in Special interests. You will receive regular email updates and tailored content will appear on your My Law Society homepage.
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The judicial diversity figures to April 2017 have been published.
Catherine Slattery, solicitor at Irwin Mitchell and Women Lawyers Division committee member, talks about the new Emmeline Pankhurst statue to be installed in Manchester city centre.
The Law Society along with support from the WLD and EMLD are launching a video project.
The Law Society 2015 private practice earnings figures show the solicitor profession making slow progress in closing the gender pay gap.
We are inviting volunteers to participate in a twinning project to connect solicitors in the UK with those working in less developed countries.
The Law Society is introducing an equal pay practice note and toolkit with a free webinar to coincide with Equal Pay Day, Wednesday 4 November.
Mary-Ann Wright, a partner at DWF LLP, has been appointed as the inaugural chair of the Law Society's Women Lawyers Division, with Dawn Dixon, a London-based consultant, as her vice-chair and Heidi Sandy, of Gordons LLP, her deputy vice-chair.
The National Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) has voted to join the Law Society’s new Women Lawyers Division.
Shared parental leave is a step in the right direction, but pay inequality remains a major obstacle to women achieving equality in the workforce, says the Law Society.
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
This course on 24-25 November helps returning solicitors, men and women, return to the profession after a career break.