Women Returners Conference -20 Nov 2017 London – 10% discount for AWS members

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,…


Update on Late Night Courts

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…


Essay Competition Winners Announced!

Winners of 25th Anniversary Essay Competition were as follows – Polly Calver (First Prize) and Eirian Whiehead (Second Prize).  The first prize of £1,500 and the second prize of £500 were presented by Dame Linda Dobbs at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square on 3rd August.

Celebrating the Centenary of Women-19th July

  Lincoln’s Inn- Exhibition on 19th July at 6pm   Celebrating the Centenary of Women- Lawyers 2019 will mark 100 years since the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act which removed any legal barrier to women working as lawyers on the grounds of their sex. To celebrate this forthcoming anniversary Lincoln’s Inn is delighted to be hosting an exhibition,…