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Women in Leadership in Law

  • Since 1990 women have represented over 60 per cent of new entrants into the profession, and our Annual Statistics report for 2017 revealed there are now more women than men practicing as solicitors.

    These statistics and role models are encouraging, yet it is clear that more can still be done.

    One of the Law Society's key aims is to develop an international platform for women and men to discuss how to support women in leadership roles in the profession.

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    International symposium

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

    24 January 2019
    Information

    Inspirational women solicitors in the City

    To celebrate the centenary of the first woman solicitor, president Christina Blacklaws and others share their thoughts on the Women in Leadership in Law project.

    9 January 2019
    Feature

    2019: 100 years of women in the law

    We are supporting Care International's March4Women, which is seeking sponsorship for the March 2019 event.

    2 November 2018
    News

    The Law Society in the Regions: October 2018

    The relationship management team has been engaging with firms across the regions on a number of issues.

    11 October 2018
    News

    Women in Leadership in Law

    One of the Law Society's key aims is to develop an international platform for women and men to discuss how to support women in leadership roles in the profession.

    20 August 2018
    Information

    Women in law

    As Christina Blacklaws takes the reins as new Law Society president, one of her presidential themes is women in leadership in law. How can lawyers and local law societies in the regions help?

    9 July 2018
    Feature

    Historic shift as women outnumber men practising as solicitors

    As the solicitor profession becomes increasingly diverse, pressure is growing for greater equality in the workplace, the Law Society said.

    18 June 2018
    Press release

    Women in law roundtable discussions across the regions

    The Law Society, alongside the Women's Lawyers Division, has launched a programme of work that aims to achieve equality for women within the legal profession both in our jurisdiction and internationally, with three main objectives, outlined here.

    19 March 2018
    News

    Largest ever survey on gender equality in legal profession

    The largest international survey of women in the law has been released to mark International Women's Day 2018, shedding light on the road to gender equality.

    8 March 2018
    Press release

    Women, leadership and the law

    2017 was a hugely significant year for women lawyers, who are now the majority (50.2%) of practising solicitors in England and Wales. Yet, of the 30,000 partners in private practice, only 28% of partners are women.

    6 March 2018
    Feature
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    International symposium

    This two-day conference will bring together men and women from across the legal profession and other sectors to identify steps that are needed to achieve gender equality in the workplace.

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