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Women Lawyers Division

  • 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.

    What does the Women Lawyers Division do?

    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.

    • We share expertise and experience, and celebrate the achievements of women solicitors.
    • We commission 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.
    • We host an annual conference and the Fiona Wolf lecture.
    • Our Returner course provides solicitors, men and women, with the tools they need to enable them to return to the profession after a career break

    Why should I join?

    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:

      • specialised events and training
      • networking opportunities
      • regular e-newsletters and updates
      • access to a community of women lawyers
      • voting rights for division seats on the Law Society‚Äôs governing council

    Join the Women Lawyers Division

    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

    Find out about the WLD committee

  • News from the Women Lawyers Division

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    Diversity in the profession

    This short report highlights the diversity profile of solicitors.

    21 May 2014

    Lemma claims handling

    The Law Society provides further guidance to firms with claims outstanding on policies with insolvent insurer, Lemma.

    17 April 2014

    Law Society Earnings report finds gender pay gap widens in private practice

    The gender pay gap for the solicitors' profession has increased, with women's salaries on average 30 per cent lower across all areas of private practice during 2013.

    18 March 2014
    Press release

    International Women's Day - speed networking event: speech by president Nick Fluck

    Read the speech by Nicholas Fluck at the International Women's Day - speed networking event.

    10 March 2014

    Awards and lectures: lifetime achievement award

    Information about the Women Lawyers Division's lifetime achievement award.

    7 March 2014

    Awards and lectures: Fiona Woolf Lecture

    Information about the Women Lawyers Division's Fiona Woolf lecture series.

    7 March 2014

    Interviews with women lawyers

    Watch and read interviews with inspiring women lawyers.

    7 March 2014

    Awards and lectures: Eva Crawley Award

    Information about the Women Lawyers Division's Eva Crawley Award.

    7 March 2014

    Upcoming events and webinars

    Information about CPD-accredited events and webinars relevant to women lawyers.

    7 March 2014

    Women lawyers' networking groups

    Support and networking groups for women lawyers.

    7 March 2014
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