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.


Maternity advice phone consultations from YESS


We have teamed up with YESS (Your Employment Settlement Service) a Charity that provides employment law advice with a view to avoiding conflict at work and resolving disputes. Their slogan is “Life’s too Short to Litigate” as they never litigate. They have agreed to give our members up to 30 minutes free advice on employment issues arising out of pregnancy, maternity, shared parental leave and flexible working. This advice will be given over the phone, usually during working hours but they may be able to arrange a consultation in the evenings.

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The latest from AWS London

  • December’s Role Model of the Month

    Unfortunately as a result of a busy couple of months we haven’t posted a role model for the last couple of months but we will now be nominating a role model each month as nominated by one of our members.  This month our role model is Linda Lee, Consultant at Radcliffes Le Brasseur. Linda was…

  • September’s Role Model of the Month

    Kim Beatson   Kim qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and quickly joined the partnership at Russell Cook where she became head of the family law team for a period of 10 years. She then spent a brief spell as a consultant family lawyer which she combined with caring for her young son. Kim joined…

  • Upcoming AWS London Events

        Upcoming AWS London Events Wednesday 12th September BlowDry Event @ Blow Dry Express, Aldgate East. Join us for hair tips, a blowdry and to hear owner Moira O’Hara speak about her business. £30.00 for members. Tuesday 27th September 1 Rebel Ride (spin) Class – 1 Rebel, St Mary Axe high energy Ride Class…

  • Role Model Of The Month

    Christina Blacklaws  Chief Operating Office Cripps LLP After studying Jurisprudence at Oxford, Christina qualified as a solicitor in 1991. A specialist children and family lawyer, she successfully ran and managed a succession of innovative legal businesses, including one of the largest family law firms in the country, before joining the Co-operative in 2011. At CLS,…

  • Upcoming Events

    We have some great event planned for this year.   Tickets are now available for our 1 Rebel Ride event on 21 June and the Opera on 15 June.  We also have our annual Summer Party on Thursday 4 August 2016.  Click here to book and find further details Keep your eyes out for the…

  • Press Release – Law Society Statistical Survey

      AWS London Press Release 22/05/2016 The Law Society of England and Wales has recently published its annual statistical survey showing the continued rise in the proportion of female solicitors.  Although this is welcomed, it needs to be acknowledged that there are still barriers to women advancing to senior legal positions.  The Association of Women…