AWS London is a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive community for women lawyers. We promote a community of lawyers who are relaxed and open so that we can support each other in our careers.
AWSL has been established for many years and is well-recognised by all the major government and regulatory bodies. We liaise with the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, the Judicial Appointments’ Commission, The Law Society and so on. We provide a completely independent voice.

We promote and support women’s interests in the legal profession

We provide a forum for members’ achievements on our website and newsletter

We enable professional development through educational events, networking, social and mentoring opportunities


Ordinary membership is open to all women solicitors. Associate membership includes all women paralegals, legal executives, legal professionals, lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions, barristers and students of the law.


AWS London regularly respond to SRA Consultations. Click here to see all of our recent responses.


The latest from AWS London

  • Christl Hughes MBE for services to equality and charity

    AWS London would like to express their heartiest congratulations to Christl Hughes, MBE for services to equality and charity. As a previous Chair of AWS National and an integral part of the current AWS committee, Christl has been forwarding the cause of equality in the law for many years. She is a shining example of…

  • AWS London Centenary Newsletter

    As we approach the anniversary of 100 years of women working within the law, AWS London has, in honour of the occasion, produced a special “bumper” edition of our newsletter.

    Click HERE to download and read.

  • Law Society Survey: Have your say!

    Following the success of the Law Society’s round table initiative, lead by the previous Law Society President (and AWSL AGM speaker!) Christina Blacklaws, the Law Society is now working on developing further initiatives to support women lawyers in different jurisdictions. To assist them in developing their toolkit, the Law Society and Bates Wells have produced…

  • See AWS’s Response to this Law Gazette Article

    AWS gave a response to an article published in the Law Gazette last week. You can see the response here. The original article expresses the opinion (and statistics) that women are less likely to consider a media profile as important to ‘credentialise’ themselves. The belief that women are sometimes more reticent than men to put themselves…

  • Help First 100 Years Capture 100 Faces of Women in Law

    Where: The Law Society  When: 10-5pm, 8th March 2019 Would you like to become a part of the First 100 Years archive in their new photography project? First 100 Years have been busy documenting the last 100 years of women in law through our digital museum and video biographies. But as part of our centenary celebrations we want…

  • Calling all Legal Techies – Global Legal Hackathon GROWL Women’s Initiative

    The Global Legal Hackathon, which is happening in London between 22nd – 24th February 2019, aims to gather creative lawyers and techies for a marathon of LegalTech and Legal Design collaboration. Registration is free, and you can attend in teams or as individuals. An arm of the GLH is the GROWL initiative. The London-based GROWL team…

  • Women in Law Summit – 17th May 2019

    Women in Law Summit are excited to announce their first-look agenda for their conference on 17th May 2019. They have a packed programme, featuring tailored content to suit people at different stages of their career and inspirational speakers, who are breaking ground and challenging norms in the fight for progress. Here are just a few of…