AWS London is a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive community for women lawyers. We promote a community of lawyers who are relaxed and open so that we can support each other in our careers.
AWSL has been established for many years and is well-recognised by all the major government and regulatory bodies. We liaise with the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, the Judicial Appointments’ Commission, The Law Society and so on. We provide a completely independent voice.

We promote and support women’s interests in the legal profession

We provide a forum for members’ achievements on our website and newsletter

We enable professional development through educational events, networking, social and mentoring opportunities


Membership is for solicitors as well as students, paralegals and trainees intending to become solicitors. Associate membership includes other women working in the law, legal executives, barristers, judges and lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions.



Tuesday 17 April 2018 – Law Reporting and Open Justice in a Digital World

Monday 21 May 2018 – London Legal Walk

Tuesday 5 June – Reception and Networking at the House of Lords

Thursday 21 June – Opera – La Traviata

Wednesday 19 September – Transparency in the Family Courts


The latest from AWS London

  • UBS has launched UBS Career Comeback

      A London-based returner programme providing the opportunity to be hired into a permanent position with additional support. The programme will start on 24th September 2018. Applications are welcome from professionals who have been on a career break for at least two years. Candidates will be matched to real, full-or part-time roles and will be…

  • Role Model of the Month – Dr Rukia Baruti

    Tanzanian-born Dr. Rukia Baruti is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales with legal practicing experience in litigation and international arbitration.  She specialises in international investment law.  She has been appointed as arbitrator, including as sole arbitrator, in international arbitrations. Rukia is the founder of Africa International Legal Awareness (AILA), which she currently manages.  AILA is a not-for-profit…

  • UK Association of Women Judges Event – 23 April

    Lady Justice Sarah Asplin the vice chair of the UK Association of Women Judges will introduce an interactive lecture from Judges Tamara Lewis and Christa Christensen on the new Equal Treatment Bench Book recently published by the Judicial College. Tamara chaired the Review Group and Christa is one of the Directors of Training at the Judicial…

  • Largest ever survey on gender equality in legal profession

    The largest international survey of women in the law has been released by the Law Society of England and Wales, shedding light on the road to gender equality in the legal profession. “People working in law across the world have spoken out about the challenges the profession faces in achieving gender equality,” said Law Society…

  • Celebrate International Women’s Day with BBK and tea, coffee and cake!

    Bolt Burdon Kemp invites you to attend a tea, coffee and cake event, to celebrate International Women’s Day with them! SPEAKERS:- Faeeza Vaid from Muslim Women’s Network UK Ayesha Aslam from Sakoon Counselling Roxana Rais from Muslim Women’s Advisory Council Siobhan Crawford from Bolt Burdon Kemp DATE:- 07/03/2018 TIMINGS:- 2pm to 7 pm They hope this event will raise awareness of some of…

  • JAC Exercise Opens 1 March

    Deputy District Judge 2018 The JAC exercise to select candidates for the post of Deputy District Judge, is due to launch on 1 March. There are 303 vacancies across England and Wales. This presents an excellent opportunity for solicitors, barristers and chartered legal executives (who are Fellows) to apply for Deputy District Judge. Deputy District judges…

  • Enfield Council Launches Career Returners Programme

    Enfield Council is partnering with Women Returners to launch their second Career Returners Programme.  Applications are welcome from professional men and women who have taken a career break of two years or more.  The opportunities are based in London, for individuals with a track record in the following areas: Commercial, Energy Management, ICT – Programme & Project Management, IT security,…

  • Sex Discrimination Law Review

    Committee member Elaine O’Connor attended the Fawcett Society’s review of their recent report into sex discrimination. Read her thoughts here.

  • AWS Member Janet Le Grand appointed as Honorary QC

    The AWS is delighted to announce that, following a successful application, to the Lord Chancellor’s Office by us, AWS member – Janet Le Grand has been appointed an honorary QC. Janet is a partner at DLA Piper and Chair of the Trustee Board of The Children’s Society.  She is the third AWS member to be appointed as QC with the…

  • AWS (London) quoted in the Law Society Gazette

    The AWS (London) is quoted in the Law Society Gazette this week in its piece on high levels of sexual harassment in the profession. ‘Does it have to be this way? Arguably not. As Angela Hogan, chair of the Association of Women Solicitors, London, puts it: ‘The legal profession should be at the forefront of…