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.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about the WLD committee
This practice note offers advice on that right and suggests forms of flexible working that practices may wish to consider.
Glynis Wright, sole director of Glynis Wright & Co, shares her experience of starting a legal career at 40, and setting up her own niche firm.
Tanya Berridge-Burley, solicitor, found herself attending our returner course to regain her confidence. She relates her positive experience and how she realised that she was not alone after all.
Advice on using social media to promote your business and the benefits and risks of using social media.
Rosalind Hughes explains how the Women's Lawyers Division (WLD) Returner Course and getting experience in the Citizens Advice Bureau helped her return to work
Rachael Williams discusses how the WLD Returner course in October 2014 helped her return to work in early 2015.
An overview of conflict of interests in the SRA's new Handbook. This information on conflict of interests looks very different to that provided in the 2007 Code and, in line with outcomes-focused regulation, there is much less information and guidance.
We round up some of the networking groups run for women, including advocacy groups, consulting and advice services, and groups in the charity sector.
In 2014, a new route back to work opened up for returning professionals in the UK: the returning professional internship (returnship). Katerina Gould and Julianne Miles explain how it works
Citymothers and Cityfathers are inclusive networks for City professionals who have a shared interest in balancing family life with a progressive career. Louisa Symington-Mills Talks about its creation and aims.
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.