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
Dana Denis-Smith, founder of the First 100 Years project, looks at how far women in law have come and what still needs to change.
Advice on using social media to promote your business and the benefits and risks of using social media.
This practice note sets out guidance on identifying and managing situations where a conflict of interest arises.
This practice note sets out guidance on the information that must be included on your letterhead, website and emails.
This practice note covers what information you need to provide to your client, whether that is in your client letter, at an initial interview, or in whatever context you are providing legal services.
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.
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