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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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    Diversity and equality - why it's so important

    As an Asian woman, mother and lawyer, Amandeep Khasriya is passionate about raising awareness of the barriers faced by women in law.

    6 March 2019
    Feature

    Interview with Ateeqa Rajwani, Women Lawyers Division committee member

    To mark International Women's Day, we spoke to Ateeqa Rajwani about how to participate and her thoughts on diversity and inclusion in law.

    6 March 2019
    Feature

    Reflections on 100 years of progress for International Women's Day

    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. 

    6 March 2019
    Blog

    Women in law: Women presidents of the Law Society

    President Christina Blacklaws speaks with the four past women presidents of the Law Society about gender diversity in the profession.

    25 February 2019
    Audio

    Empowerment: An insight from our talent liberator

    Rachel Brushfield, the talent liberator, is delivering a workshop on 12 March focusing on confidence building, self-awareness, and personal leadership

    11 February 2019
    Feature

    International symposium

    The power of gender equality to transform the business of law: an international symposium held at the Hilton Bankside on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June.

    24 January 2019
    Information

    2019: 100 years of women in the law

    We are supporting Care International's March4Women, which is seeking sponsorship for the March 2019 event.

    2 November 2018
    News

    Seeking new Women Lawyers Division committee members

    The Women Lawyers Division is looking for new members of the division's steering committee.

    13 August 2018
    News

    Women in law

    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?

    9 July 2018
    Feature

    Social media

    Advice on using social media to promote your business and the benefits and risks of using social media.

    27 June 2018
    Practice note
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