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
Kayleigh Leonie speaks about her role on Council, the results of the resilience and wellbeing survey, and mental health awareness.
Emily Cooper explains why you should attend our international symposium on the power of gender equality to transform the business of law.
Glynis Wright, winner of Small Law Firm of the Year 2018, tells us how winning an Excellence Award has positively impacted her firm.
Dame Janet Gaymer examines the future of working in law, and how firms will need to adapt in order to retain talent.
Penelope shares her career highlights, advice for ensuring a successful merger, and how gender diversity can be increased in the profession.
As an Asian woman, mother and lawyer, Amandeep Khasriya is passionate about raising awareness of the barriers faced by women in law.
Rachel Brushfield, the talent liberator, is delivering a workshop on 12 March focusing on confidence building, self-awareness, and personal leadership
As Christina Blacklaws takes the reins as new Law Society president, one of her presidential themes is women in leadership in law. How can lawyers and local law societies in the regions help?
2017 was a hugely significant year for women lawyers, who are now the majority (50.2%) of practising solicitors in England and Wales. Yet, of the 30,000 partners in private practice, only 28% of partners are women.
Sue Millar is a partner at Stephenson Harwood.
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Join us on 11 July for our EMLD lecture, where we highlight and celebrate the positive contribution made by ethnic minority lawyers to the profession.