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.

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Chair: Heidi Sandy

Heidi SandyHeidi is chair of the Women Lawyers Division committee and a solicitor at law firm Mourant Ozannes. 

Sarah Austin

Sarah AustinSarah is a WLD committee member and a Law Society Council member representing women and the principal solicitor of her own firm, Austins Solicitors.

She is a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission Advisory Group and an independent person for Buckinghamshire Council and Milton Keynes Council.

Laura Barrell

Laura BarrellLaura 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.

Christina Blacklaws

Christina BlacklawsChristina is the 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.

I. Stephanie Boyce

Stephanie BoyceStephanie is 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.

Danielle Cohen

Danielle CohenDanielle 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'.

Suzanne Gallagher

Suzanne GallagherSuzanne is a WLD committee member and a final seat trainee in the commercial litigation team at Devonshires Solicitors.

Amandeep Khasriya

Amandeep KhasriyaAmandeep is a senior associate in the major trauma team at Moore Barlow working exclusively for claimants in high-value, catastrophic personal injury and fatal accident cases.

As well as being the founder of Women Back to Law, Amandeep is a committee member at the Law Society Women Lawyers Division and is co-opted to the Law Society's Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

She has worked on many projects promoting gender diversity, which include speaking at their menopause resource launch event, researching into the impact of COVID-19 on women and ethnic groups, and presenting to Open University students on gender equality in the profession.

She co-founded Moore Barlow's Women in Leadership group and their Diversity and Inclusion committee. She was a keynote speaker at the Diverse Law Legal conference on gender equality in 2020 and has recently been recognised as a top 100 Future Leader in the INvole HERoes Women Role Model List 2020.

Kate Langley

Kate LangleyKate is a WLD committee member and a senior associate in RPC's white collar crime and compliance team.

Kate is a professional ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors, a social enterprise aimed at increasing diversity in the legal profession.

Lucy Lewis

Lucy LewisLucy 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.

Alex Loydon

Alex LoydonAlexandra 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.

Sophie McKibbin

Sophie is a director of legal and business affairs at Warner Bros. supporting the theatrical marketing and publicity teams across EMEA.

Sue McLean

Sue McLeanSue 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.

Ateeqa Rajwani

Ateeqa RajwaniAteeqa is a professional regulation lawyer, and BAME Network co-chair, at the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Ariel White-Tsimikalis

Ariel White-TsimikalisAriel is a partner in the M&A and corporate finance team at global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in London.

She specialises in equity capital markets and has considerable experience advising issuers (and their boards), investment banks and controlling shareholders on IPOs and secondary offerings, general public company advisory matters and corporate governance (in particular, the 'G' and 'S' aspects of ESG matters).

As one of only a handful of black female partners in London’s Top 20 law firms, she is a passionate advocate and mentor for women and black lawyers.

Elizabeth Turner

Elizabeth LangleyLiz is a WLD committee member and in-house head of legal and compliance at Sophian Limited in Harrogate.

Liz has over 18 years of post-qualification experience and has spent seven years teaching property law to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Morgan Wolfe

Morgan WolfeMorgan is a commercial litigation lawyer with Astraea Group in London.

She converted to law following an international career with the UN and actively campaigns for greater access to the legal profession by underrepresented groups.

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