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Women Lawyers Division Committee members
The Women Lawyers Division (WLD) committee works to promote inclusion in the legal profession and celebrate the achievements of women solicitors. Details of the committee members are shown below.
Chair: Heidi Sandy
Heidi Sandy is chair of the Women Lawyers Division committee and a solicitor at law firm Mourant Ozannes.
Vice chair: Elizabeth Joyce
Elizabeth graduated in law from Trinity College, Dublin and after qualifying in Ireland, was admitted to practise in England. Since 1999, she has mainly worked part-time and works three days a week as deputy general counsel for a small conglomerate in Oxford.
Christina Blacklaws is the immediate past president of the Law Society of England and Wales. She is an award-winning author, speaker, lecturer and media commentator. She holds a range of advisory and non-executive appointments in the legal sector.
Laura Barrell is a WLD committee member and a commercial solicitor at Veale Wasbrough Vizards at their Watford office. She has a particular interest in dealing with consumer law issues for businesses.
Sarah Austin is a WLD committee member and a Law Society Council member representing women and the principal solicitor of her own firm, Austins Solicitors.
Stephanie Boyce is deputy vice president of the Law Society and a Law Society Council member representing women solicitors. She has a wealth of experience in corporate governance, regulatory frameworks and professional regulation.
Suzanne Gallagher is a WLD committee member and a final seat trainee in the commercial litigation team at Devonshires Solicitors.
Morgan Wolfe is a commercial litigation lawyer with IBB Solicitors in Uxbridge. She converted to law following a career with the UN and actively campaigns for greater access to the legal profession by underrepresented groups.
Sue McLean is a partner at Baker McKenzie and a member of the firm's Baker Women executive committee. Sue specialises in technology law and is chair of SCL Women in Tech Law network.
Danielle Cohen is an immigration and human rights lawyer at Danielle Cohen UK Immigration Solicitors, a niche specialist firm situated in the heart of Camden Town. Her motto is 'less formality, more humanity'.
Ateeqa Rajwani is a professional regulation lawyer, and BAME Network co-chair, at the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Sophie McKibbin is counsel for business and legal affairs (EMEA) at Warner Bros Home Entertainment.
Alexandra Loydon is private client director at St. James’s Place Wealth Management. She has a wealth of experience in advising clients and manages the company’s private client division.
Kate Langley is a WLD committee member and a solicitor in PwC's regulatory and commercial disputes team. Kate leads PwC's collaboration with Aspiring Solicitors, a social enterprise aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession.
Amandeep Khasriya is an associate solicitor specialising in major trauma at Moore Blatch. She is a WLD committee member and a member of the Law Society’s diversity and inclusion forum for the London South East region. She founded Women Back to Law which is focused on getting more women back into the profession following a career break or maternity leave.
Lucy Lewis is a partner at Lewis Silkin and head of Lewis Silkin’s office in Cardiff. Lucy represents diversity and inclusion and CSR and sustainability on the firm’s strategy board. Lucy is an employment lawyer.
Ariel is European counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell. She specialises in equity capital markets transactions, corporate governance and general public company representation. She co-chairs the DPWomen Lawyers group in London and is a member of the EU DPWomen Lawyers Steering Committee.
Liz is a WLD committee member and senior associate in the dispute resolution team at Langleys Solicitors LLP in York. She specialises in resolving commercial property disputes. Liz has over 18 years post qualification experience and has spent seven years teaching property law to undergraduate and postgraduate students.