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.…

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…

I. Stephanie Boyce

I. Stephanie Boyce

Director of Stephanie Boyce Consulting Limited Nominated by Eunice Shang-Simpson, Council Member. Stephanie was admitted to the roll in 2002, and has a wealth of experience in corporate governance, regulatory frameworks and professional regulation. Stephanie holds a Master of Laws in public law and global governance from King’s College, UoL. Stephanie has spent most of…

Elizabeth Cruickshank

Nominated by Coral Hill. “I first met Elizabeth Cruickshank when she was editor of Link, the magazine for the national AWS. During my time as AWS London Chairwoman I got to know her well, when she helped to create our very first online newsletter. As our editor, Elizabeth established the format of the newsletter, which…

Eileen Pembridge

Eileen Meredith Pembridge

Nominated by Margaret Hatwood, AWS Committee Member After my degree at Newnham studying Chemistry, Physics and Biochemistry, then a year’s Russian, I took a Diploma in Russian and French at Bath. Using these skills, I worked in Vienna as a scientific translator for the International Atomic Energy Authority then other UN agencies. I then embarked…

Christina Blacklaws

Christina Blacklaws

Past President of the Law Society I am the Immediate Past President of the Law Society of England and Wales. [As of April 2020]. I originally specialised in representing some of the most vulnerable children in our society. In the mid-2000s I set up my own law firm which I grew to be the largest…

Alexandra Marks

Alexandra Marks CBE

Nominated by Virginia Cannon, AWS London Vice Chair 2019-2020 I am nominating Alexandra Marks as a Role Model for AWSL as I believe she is an outstanding example of what lawyers can achieve in the modern world, whilst remaining thoroughly rounded people and without sacrificing their humanity.  She has combined a very successful professional and…

Fiona Fitzgerald

Fiona Fitzgerald Chief Executive Fiona is chief executive of Radcliffe Chambers a traditional chancery commercial set based in Lincoln’s Inn. She joined Chambers in June 2014 and since then Chambers has grown by 60% and been named Chambers of the year by STEP, Halsbury’s Awards and British Legal Week. 2016 was a busy year for…