The AWS is delighted to announce that, following a successful application, to the Lord Chancellor’s Office by us, AWS member – Janet Le Grand has been appointed an honorary QC. Janet is a partner at DLA Piper and Chair of the Trustee Board of The Children’s Society. She is the third AWS member to be appointed as QC with the…Details
The AWS (London) is quoted in the Law Society Gazette this week in its piece on high levels of sexual harassment in the profession. ‘Does it have to be this way? Arguably not. As Angela Hogan, chair of the Association of Women Solicitors, London, puts it: ‘The legal profession should be at the forefront of…Details
‘‘ I was delighted to be elected President at the recent AGM of The City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society. I have really enjoyed getting to know people on both the main committee and the international committee and it’s reminded me of the immense value of meeting colleagues working in different environments.” Coral Hill, Associate Professor Head of External Relations(LLB) …Details
On Tuesday 3rd October 2017 Mr Jeremy Brooks from the Judicial Appointments Commission, Her Honour Judge Anuja Dhir and Employment Judge Fiona Monk gave a talk to members of the Association of Women Solicitors and the Association of Women Barristers at a jointly hosted event held at 4/5 Gray’s Inn Square. The talk focused on encouraging women to apply for judicial…Details
The Law Society’s Women Lawyers Division are delivering this two-day course which will provide returning solicitors, men and women, with the tools they require to enable them to return to the profession after a career break. The event will incorporate a varied mix of plenary and panel sessions ensuring delegates are offered the opportunity to…Details
AWS London are thrilled to hear that this month the total number of women holding practising certificates reached 50.3%.
The Women Returners Conference will be held on Monday 20 November 2017 in London. Join the return-to-work leaders Women Returners for a day of inspiration, advice and support, tailored for professional women returning to work after an extended career break. Learn from panels of successful returners and returner employers. Benefit from workshops on career direction and self-marketing. Meet informally with sponsors O2,…Details
As members will be aware, the AWS has been following the pilot for the introduction of late night sessions in Magistrates’ Courts and commented on potential difficulties it causes female lawyers, particularly those with childcare and caring responsibilities. The controversial extended court hours pilot has been called off for now, the HMCTS chief announced on…Details