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.
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Find out about the WLD committee
Zoë Paton-Crockett, partner and head of Commercial Property at North West law firm Butcher & Barlow, shares her path to law.
Coral Hill is Associate Professor at The University of Law and a non-practising solicitor. She reviews The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 and where the profession is now.
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.
Nikki Alderson, former criminal barrister and now corporate and executive coach, provides advice on how to advance.
Linden Thomas, President of Birmingham Law Society, discusses three new initiatives to address gender inequality at the most senior levels of the law.
We have spoken to a contributor to our Women in Leadership in Law report, who has outlined her experiences of sexual harassment in her career as a solicitor. She wishes to remain anonymous.
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.
"Feel empowered. And if you start to do it, if you start to feel your voice heard, you will never go back." Mary Robinson
We're all familiar with the saying 'men are from Mars and women are from Venus', less well known is that, not so long ago, women weren't actually considered people at all!
I have just completed the LPC. It is demanding and expensive, so not something to undertake on a whim. I was seeking change and challenge in my professional life and felt that law would provide me with both. The blend of academic rigour and the practical element of responding to clients' needs was particularly attractive to me.
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