September’s Role Model of the Month

Kim Beatson   Kim qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and quickly joined the partnership at Russell Cook where she became head of the family law team for a period of 10 years. She then spent a brief spell as a consultant family lawyer which she combined with caring for her young son. Kim joined…

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Upcoming AWS London Events

    Upcoming AWS London Events Wednesday 12th September BlowDry Event @ Blow Dry Express, Aldgate East. Join us for hair tips, a blowdry and to hear owner Moira O’Hara speak about her business. £30.00 for members. Tuesday 27th September 1 Rebel Ride (spin) Class – 1 Rebel, St Mary Axe high energy Ride Class…

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Role Model Of The Month

Christina Blacklaws  Chief Operating Office Cripps LLP After studying Jurisprudence at Oxford, Christina qualified as a solicitor in 1991. A specialist children and family lawyer, she successfully ran and managed a succession of innovative legal businesses, including one of the largest family law firms in the country, before joining the Co-operative in 2011. At CLS,…

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Upcoming Events

We have some great event planned for this year.   Tickets are now available for our 1 Rebel Ride event on 21 June and the Opera on 15 June.  We also have our annual Summer Party on Thursday 4 August 2016.  Click here to book and find further details http://awslondon.co.uk/events/ Keep your eyes out for the…

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Press Release – Law Society Statistical Survey

  AWS London Press Release 22/05/2016 The Law Society of England and Wales has recently published its annual statistical survey showing the continued rise in the proportion of female solicitors.  Although this is welcomed, it needs to be acknowledged that there are still barriers to women advancing to senior legal positions.  The Association of Women…

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Professor Sara Chandler appointed as an Honorary QC

Professor Sara Chandler, solicitor and academic, has been appointed as an Honorary QC, following nomination by the Association of Women Solicitors (London). Professor Chandler’s career has been remarkably varied. The nomination highlighted that Sarah was at the forefront of developing pro bono and legal education by introducing clinics where students advise members of the public…

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On positive descrimination: the facts

Lord Sumption’s suggestion that Britain is rushing to put women in senior judicial positions does not reflect the facts. The reality is that a slow but steady number of women are being appointed as judges purely on merit. There has never been any positive discrimination. The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) is certainly reaching out to…

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Christl Hughes takes the chair for SBA The Solicitors’ Charity

SBA The Solicitors’ Charity has appointed Christl Hughes as its Chairman. A former High St solicitor, specialising in contentious business, Christl is an Association of Women Solicitors, London committee member and a committee member and past President of Leicestershire Law Society. She is also a trustee of the Gender Identity Research & Education Society, a…

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