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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Womankind Worldwide

The Association of Women Solicitors, London is delighted to announce that during their year-long partnership with international development charity Womankind Worldwide they have raised over £6000. At an event last night hosted by Leigh Day, Tsitsi Matekeire, a human rights lawyer and programme manager at Womankind spoke about Womankind’s work with their partner organisations worldwide,…

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Camilla Palmer Appointed Honorary QC

The Association of Women Solicitors (London) is delighted at the announcement of the appointment of Solicitor and Employment lawyer Camilla Palmer as an honorary QC following nomination by Association of Women Solicitors (London). Camilla Palmer QC said ” I was flattered to be nominated for an Hon QC by the Assocation of Women Solicitors and…

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Historic Change

In an EGM held on 4 November the Association of Women Solicitors AWS London widened its categories of membership as follows “to include those women who are studying on the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or any woman, who having completed the LPC, is actively seeking a training contract…

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