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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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    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

    Q&A with Nicola Liddle-Peters

    Nicola shares her thoughts on working as a risk management lawyer in the City and how to get more women into City firms.

    31 July 2019
    Feature

    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
    Blog

    Retaining talented women - small changes see big rewards

    Amandeep Khasriya, associate solicitor at Moore Blatch, discusses what firms can do to retain talented women lawyers.

    23 July 2019
    Feature

    Submit your diversity and inclusion success story

    We are asking organisations across the legal profession to share their successful internal diversity and inclusion initiatives.

    3 July 2019
    News

    Interview with Koser Shaheen, chair of the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division

    We spoke to Koser about the Ethnic Minority Lawyers Divsion and its aims and objectives.

    26 June 2019
    Feature
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