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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Book review: Women’s Legal Landmarks – Celebrating the History of Women and Law in the UK and Ireland

A fantastic review Women’s Legal Landmarks – Celebrating the History of Women and Law in the UK and Ireland (Edited by Erika Rackley and Rosemary Auchmuty) by Committee Member, Elaine O’Connor. It was difficult as a lawyer, and certainly a female lawyer, in 2019 to be oblivious to the fact that it was a somewhat…

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Book Review: Career Management for Lawyers by Rachel Brushfield

Not another book by a Career Coach! Yes but this one is a bit different. Despite the title the book is mainly aimed at solicitors and in my view more at women then men in that for example the majority of the Role Models featured are female and there is good and  realistic coverage of …

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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…

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