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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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    Laura Uberoi Q&A

    Law Society Council Member Laura Uberoi andswers questions on her career, women in leadership roles, and hot topics in the legal profession.

    21 January 2020

    100 years of women in the law

    100 years ago today, the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act was passed, allowing women to qualify as solicitors and barristers.

    23 December 2019
    Press release

    Celebrating the centenary of women in law: A major step towards equality and milestone worth marking

    100 years ago today, the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act was passed. Amandeep Khasriya writes on its significance for women in Law.

    23 December 2019

    Equal pay day

    Catherine Slattery, member of the Women Lawyers Division Committee, writes on what firms can do to make progress on equal pay.

    8 November 2019

    Why you should sign the Women in Law Pledge

    Chris Seel talks to Julie-Anne Johnston about why Hogan Lovells wanted to be one of the first firms to sign the Women in Law Pledge.

    23 October 2019

    Fiona Woolf lecture 2019

    This event celebrates the achievements of inspirational women who have reached senior positions in the profession. It will be livestreamed on 12 September.

    3 September 2019

    We must do more to prevent women being 'lost to the law'

    Linden Thomas, President of Birmingham Law Society, discusses three new initiatives to address gender inequality at the most senior levels of the law.

    24 July 2019

    Legal profession launches Women in Law Pledge

    The Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives launch a Woman in Law Pledge to build a more equal profession for all.

    20 June 2019
    Press release

    International Women in Law report: Findings from the international women's roundtables

    This report aims to complement the largest quantitative global survey on women in the law undertaken by the Law Society.

    19 June 2019

    Professions must unite to attain global gender equality

    Professional bodies around the world have a key role in achieving global gender equality in the law, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

    19 June 2019
    Press release
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