AWS’ 25th Anniversary Offer

In celebration of the AWS’s 25th anniversary, the Committee has decided to give 2 years’free membership to anyone qualifying this year i.e. In 2017 as a Solicitor or Barrister or Legal Executive.

 

Please contact Linda Davies with any queries and applications!

 

 

The Fawcett Society’s Sex Discrimination Law Review

The Fawcett Society has launched an exciting new project to review our sex discrimination laws. We want to hear from you. Please tell us:   What are the rights you want to protect? Where are the gaps in our legislative framework? What works well now? What doesn’t work well? What do we need to put…

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AWS Response to the Pilot of Late Night Courts

The AWS has considered the proposals and responds as follows: Women, who tend to have primary responsibility for caring, whether at the beginning or end of life, will be particularly adversely affected because they are less likely to be available to work extended hours. This, in turn, will lead to fewer women working as lawyers…

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Upcoming Events

We have some great events planned for the rest of the year including a number of celebrations for AWS London’s 25th Anniversary. Events planned so far include: 11 May – Talk on Discrimination by Sam Smethers CEO of the Fawcett Society; 15 June – Opera at Holland Park. We will also be having our annual Summer Party. …

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Late Night Courts- Do you have a view?

Dear Members Thank you very much for your continued support for the AWS. You may have seen in the legal press that the Government is about to pilot ‘Late Night Courts’.  This is not particularly new but could see the beginning of a more extensive role out.  The Law Society Gazette item is at :https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/-lawyers-concerned-as-moj-revives-plan%20for-extended-court-sittings/5060414.article…

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Role Model of the Month – Liz Dux

Our immediate past Chair , Jessica, has nominated this month’s role model of the month.  Liz Dux worked as a solicitor for 28 years before retiring from the profession and embarking on a new career as the Director of Littleton Chambers.  Starting as a Trainee in 1988, Liz had an extensive career with Slater and…

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