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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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    Influence the future of your profession

    Emily Cooper explains why you should attend our international symposium on the power of gender equality to transform the business of law.

    3 April 2019

    The Women in Law Literature Review

    The Law Society has released its academic findings on the position of women solicitors in the profession.

    14 March 2019

    Women in Leadership in Law report: The need for gender equality in the legal profession

    This report examines the top findings from the 225 women's roundtable discussions held as part of our Women in Leadership in Law project.

    8 March 2019

    How well women do in legal careers may depend on where they live - Law Society research

    New research released by the Law Society suggests that how far senior women can go in their legal careers may well depend on where they live.

    8 March 2019
    Press release

    Reflections on 100 years of progress for International Women's Day

    Our president Christina blogs that International Women's Day is a chance to celebrate and remember the pioneers who have gone before us, and to take stock of all that has been achieved. 

    6 March 2019

    Women in law: Women presidents of the Law Society

    President Christina Blacklaws speaks with the four past women presidents of the Law Society about gender diversity in the profession.

    25 February 2019

    International symposium

    The power of gender equality to transform the business of law: an international symposium held at the Hilton Bankside on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June.

    24 January 2019

    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

    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

    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
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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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