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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 Woolf 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 womenlawyers@lawsociety.org.uk

    Find out about the WLD committee

  • News from the Women Lawyers Division

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    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
    Feature

    Returning to your career in law

    Eleanor Ludlam, one of our Back to Law ambassadors, details how she came back to the profession, speaks on the importance of support and how confidence is key.

    7 November 2019
    Feature

    The lawyer will see you now: the GP pro bono clinic

    June Venters was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 1984, appointed QC in 2006 and the first woman solicitor to take Silk, and called to the Bar in 2017.

    4 November 2019
    Blog

    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
    Audio

    Join our Women Lawyers Division committee

    We are looking for new members to join the Women Lawyers Division steering committee. Find out more and how to apply.

    11 September 2019
    News

    Why not the recharger course?

    Placida Ojinnaka shares her thoughts about the personal and professional benefits of attending our recharger course.

    10 September 2019
    Feature

    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
    Feature

    Women in career transition: Your first 100 days and beyond

    Nikki Alderson, former criminal barrister and now corporate and executive coach, provides advice on how to advance. 

    28 August 2019
    Blog

    Interview with Whitney Joseph

    We spoke with Whitney Joseph about her role as a social mobility ambassador and the bias, challenges and positives of social mobility.

    7 August 2019
    Feature

    Q&A with Corinne Staves

    We speak to Corinne about her career path, role model and working in a majority female partnership.

    6 August 2019
    Feature
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