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  • The power of gender equality to transform the business of law: an international symposium

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    Event when

    Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June 2019

    13:30 - 20:00

    09:00 - 18:30

    Event where

    Hilton Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street,

    London SE1 0UG

    Event price

    From £345 plus VAT*

    *Discounted rates for not-for-profit organisations and junior lawyers available

    The power of gender equality to transform the business of law: an international symposium

    This two-day conference is designed to bring together professionals from across the legal profession and other sectors to identify steps needed to achieve gender equality in the workplace, crucial to boost growth, innovation and productivity.
    It will also mark the centenary of women being admitted to practice law in the UK and celebrate the successes of women in law globally.
    We want to bring about true equality for all within our profession, to understand the barriers and create real opportunities to address them in an action-orientated and collaborative way. This will take involvement and commitment from all of us.

    Christina Blacklaws, President, the Law Society of England and Wales

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    Booking prices

    £345 + VAT = £414

    £445 + VAT = £534

    £245 + VAT = £294

    £95 + VAT = £114

    A limited number of places are available to full-time students at the reduced rate of £50 + VAT – please email us for more information

    *Please email to apply for this rate.

    For any more information about this event, call 020 7316 570.

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    Event programme highlights

    • Gain insight on the barriers to gender equality in the legal profession nationally and globally from a host of expert speakers.
    • Learn practical skills to overcome barriers in the legal profession.
    • Understand potential future developments and best practice solutions identified from the Law Society’s extensive research.
    • Benefit from numerous networking opportunities with influencers, thought leaders and other legal professionals.
    • Attend fringe events which will include small group or one-to-one CV clinics, speed networking, brain-storming and strategy sessions.
    • Become an active part of a global movement as we launch the ‘Women in Law’ Charter – a joint initiative with the Ministry of Justice.
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