A very Happy New Year to all of our members! 


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.


AWS London regularly respond to SRA Consultations. Click here to see all of our recent responses.


Save the Date

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 AWSL Sadler’s Wells Ballet Trip – Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake SOLD OUT  

Tuesday 26 February 2019 AWSL Annual Dinner & AGM. Guest Speaker: Law Society President Christina Blacklaws

Wednesday 6 March 2019 – Fashion evening with Marina Rinaldi

Thursday 11 April 2019 – Gin Tasting with the City of London Distillery


The latest from AWS London

  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Seminars

    The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is commencing a seminar series, which will encompass topics related to Legal Landmarks for Women. The seminars will be hosted monthly between Feb and June 2019, and Sept to Dec 2019. More information can be found on their website here.

  • Fawcett Society Lecture with Lady Hale

    Click here for information on the Fawcett Society’s Millicent Fawcett Memorial Lecture.

    Lady Hale will be exploring the courage of women through the years, and the evening will be hosted by renowned journalist and former barrister Afua Hirsch.

  • Family Law volunteers needed! 2018

    Click here or visit our opportunities tab for more information. Rights of Women are looking for qualified family solicitors to provide legal advice in Central London.   They provide a safe space for women to talk to solicitors about sensitive and non-sensitive family related issues through a free advice phone line.   The volunteering only…

  • Selection for Appointment to the Court of Appeal 2019

    On 19 November 2018, an exercise will be launched to select new members of the Court of Appeal to take up appointment from Summer

    2019 onward. Please note that applications will close on 3 December. The appointments are for Lord or Lady Justices of Appeal and the panel expects to fill up to 5 vacancies.

    For more information, click here.

  • Celebration Invitation to AWSL Members

    The Institute of Advance Legal Studies at the University of London is republishing it’s landmark book ‘Women and the Law’, by Susan Atkins and Brenda Hoggett (now Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court) and is celebrating on 4th December 2018 from 6pm.The authors will participate in a conversation with Professor Fiona Cownie (University of Keele),…

  • Women Returners launches new initiative

    Women Returners has launched a new Law Returners initiative, in partnership with the Law Society, to bring legal professionals back into mid to senior level roles following an extended career break. The pilot cross-company ‘returnship’ will be run in Manchester and Leeds with funding from the UK Government Equalities Office Returners Fund. The programme will…

  • Ark Group Conferences DISCOUNTS available to AWS members!

    Ark Group events provide a holistic approach to delivering experience-based information and expertise on the issues that matter to forward-thinking organisations. The group are hosting two conferences on the 10th October 2018 from 9:00 – 17:00pm. To find out more information about the Professional Support Lawyer conference, click here. To find out more information about…

  • Kalisher Trust Event – Celebrating Pioneering Women

    The Kalisher Trust is a legal charity whose motto is ‘inspiring advocacy’. Their goals are those of the women behind the landmark case in 1913; to seek out and support the brightest and the best future advocates whatever their gender, social, ethnic or cultural background to ensure that our justice system is as diverse and…