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.



Thursday 26th July – AWS Summer Party

Monday 10th September – Transparency in the Family Courts


The latest from AWS London

  • Last chance for tickets to this provocative performance of La traviata…

    Following a string of 4* reviews in the Guardian, The Times and the Stage magazine (amongst others) AWS London only have a limited number of tickets left for Opera Holland Park’s production of La Traviata.   This is really set to be a fantastic evening, but don’t just take our word for it, read the reviews…

  • Judicial Appointments Commission Upcoming Competitions

    Later this month the JAC will be launching the next Recorder competition, as well as the first competition in five years to identify candidates to recommend for appointment as Salaried Employment Judges. Shortly thereafter, a competition will launch to select candidates for the post of Assistant Judge Advocates General.   Recorder The next Recorder competition…

  • Role Model of the Month – Fiona Fitzgerald

    Fiona Fitzgerald Chief Executive Fiona is chief executive of Radcliffe Chambers a traditional chancery commercial set based in Lincoln’s Inn. She joined Chambers in June 2014 and since then Chambers has grown by 60% and been named Chambers of the year by STEP, Halsbury’s Awards and British Legal Week. 2016 was a busy year for…

  • AWS London are fundraising for the London Legal Trust

    Every year AWSL takes part in the London Legal Walk which funds Law Centres and pro bono agencies in and around London.. This year the walk takes place on Monday 21 May. If you would like to donate, please visit our fundraising page by clicking HERE.

  • 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…