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.


The latest from AWS London

  • 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…

  • Great Legal Quiz on the 1st November

    Trivia buffs stand by for the chance to test your knowledge against the nation. Organise one of the dozens of quizzes being held on quiz evening (Thursday 1st November). Quiz questions will be provided by TV’s 15-1 and Million Pound Drop quizmaster. All your quiz organiser has to do is sign up, find a venue…

  • #WalkTheThames on the 27th October

    Join Lord Justice Gross and Mr Justice Haddon-Cave in walking or running along the bank of the Thames! #WalkTheThames The route covers either a full or half marathon (your choice), starting at Norton Rose Fulbright’s office by Tower Bridge, or for a later start pick up the route in Putney where the first ½ marathon finishes…

  • Anthony Gold hosted Transparency Project event!

    Many thanks to Anthony Gold hosting our event with the Transparency Project. We are very excited to learn about their new Legal blogging initiative –   From 1 October a new ‘legal blogging’ pilot will commence, which will see lawyers granted access to attend private family hearings on the same basis as journalists, where they…

  • AWSL’s annual dinner raises funds to help women dress for success!

    Joanna Trollope, our guest speaker chose Dress for Success as this year’s charity. Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing professional clothing and styling, interview coaching plus on-going development to help women thrive in work and in life. Thank you to all who gave so generously, raising a total £300.20 for…

  • AWS Summer Party 2018 – It’s getting hot hot HOT

    The weather is set to be scorching 35 degrees on Thursday so if you are still planning on attending the AWS London Summer Party, which we very much hope you are, please note there is no shade  available on the roof terrace. There will be plenty of water available but please do stay safe in…