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.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about the WLD committee
In 2014, a new route back to work opened up for returning professionals in the UK: the returning professional internship (returnship). Katerina Gould and Julianne Miles explain how it works
Citymothers and Cityfathers are inclusive networks for City professionals who have a shared interest in balancing family life with a progressive career. Louisa Symington-Mills Talks about its creation and aims.
WILL (Women In Law London) is a new network aimed at associate-level women in London. This article outlines the aims, members and future work of the new network, and how you can get involved
This short report highlights the diversity profile of solicitors.
Leah Glover, a trainee solicitor at DWF and member of the Women Lawyers Division, discusses a panel set up to help students considering a career in the profession.
An action plan that outlines steps to help address barriers to the profession
New standard contractual terms for instructing a barrister come into force on 31 January 2013. This practice note gives advice on the new arrangements and proposes additional or alternative terms that you may wish to negotiate with a barrister.
This practice note includes examples of behaviours which may enable adherence to the outcomes, as well as examples of behaviours which would not. It also sets out how the Law Society can assist you and your practice in this area.
This practice note sets out solicitors' duties as service providers and employers under the Equality Act 2010 ('the Equality Act').
Home of the Law Socieyty's communities and membership networks
Free and confidential support and advice for Law Society members and employees of law firms. Call us on 020 7320 5675.
Join us on Tuesday 12 March for a workshop focused on empowerment and confidence building, part of our International Women's Day activities.