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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