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.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about the WLD committee
Catherine Slattery, member of the Women Lawyers Division Committee, writes on what firms can do to make progress on equal pay.
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.
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.
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.
We are looking for new members to join the Women Lawyers Division steering committee. Find out more and how to apply.
Placida Ojinnaka shares her thoughts about the personal and professional benefits of attending our recharger course.
This event celebrates the achievements of inspirational women who have reached senior positions in the profession. It will be livestreamed on 12 September.
Nikki Alderson, former criminal barrister and now corporate and executive coach, provides advice on how to advance.
We spoke with Whitney Joseph about her role as a social mobility ambassador and the bias, challenges and positives of social mobility.
We speak to Corinne about her career path, role model and working in a majority female partnership.
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.