Linda Lee

Linda Lee – Consultant at  Radcliffes Le Brasseur and Legal Chair/Assessor of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service Linda was admitted in 1994 and now specialises  in disciplinary and regulatory work. She is a past and only the third female President of The Law Society  and has been Council Member for Leicestershire & Northamptonshire since 2003.…

New Publication Launch- Legal Women

AWS London is delighted to welcome the launch of the new publication, Legal Women.  Legal Women is a quarterly publication for everyone interested in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, a critical issue for all business, from private practice to legal departments in industry.  Edited by distinguished former Chair of the Association, and former co-editor of its Centenary Newsletter, Coral Hill, it…

University of Leeds – Gender Pay Gap Research

The Gender Pay Gap in the Legal, Financial and Professional Sectors- Call for  Research Participants The Univserty of Conducting doctoral research into the gender pay gap within the legal sector and the wider professional services. The research hopes to understand the complexities of gender pay gaps focussing on sociological factors that may impede women’s career development…

Book review: Equal to Everything: Judge Brenda and the Supreme Court

The perfect read for children ‘Equal to Everything’ written by Afua Hirsch and Henny Beaumont. Reviewed by Christl Hughes, Committee Member.                                                ISBN 978 1 912273 485 This picture book aimed at 7 to 8 year olds and published to celebrate Lady Hale’s retirement aims to inspire all members of next generation to believe they can…

Kim Beatson

Kim Beatson

Partner and Head of Family Department, Anthony Gold My first experience of legal practice was when I joined a trade union firm and commenced my “articles” in 1982. It was a different world. We were not computerised. Tippex on letters was a normal thing. Briefs to counsel were always tied with pink ribbon and documents…

Baroness Sally Hamwee

Baroness Sally Hamwee

Baroness Sally Hamwee is currently Liberal Democrat spokesperson on Home Affairs in the House of Lords. “Are you going to be a solicitor like your father?” was enough to deter me until I had to think seriously about a career, and realised the Law would provide all sorts of opportunities.  It didn’t occur to me…

Madeleine Heggs

Madeleine Heggs

Nominated as an AWS London role model by Jennifer Fowler Madeleine Heggs qualified as a solicitor in 1955, set up her own practice and was the first woman and first practising solicitor to be appointed a Social Security Commissioner. Jennifer has nominated her stating, “I first met Madeleine in 1979 and worked closely with her…