Elizabeth Howe, OBE

Biography of Elizabeth Howe, OBE Born and educated in Wales, UK. Obtained a law degree from Exeter University, England in 1977 and admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature for England and Wales in 1980. Elizabeth has been a public prosecutor since 1980, working mainly in London, becoming Chief Crown Prosecutor for…


Forthcoming Events

AWS have an exciting summer of events lined up for you: An evening with Faberge – 21 June 2017 Women lead the way – volunteers’ stories of their work with Help Refugees in Calais and Greece – 13 July 2017 Ladies Cricket at Lord’s – 23 July 2017 AWS Summer Party – 3 August 2017   Visit our events page…


Alicia Alinia

Our secretary, Kavita has nominated Alicia Alinia as this month’s role model of the month. Alicia has extensive experience in personal injury law. She commenced a role, as an Associate in 2011 at Slater and Gordon and with her experience swiftly became Practice Group Leader for Newcastle and London whilst handling a full caseload. Alicia…


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…


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…