Madeleine Heggs

Nominated as an AWS London role model by Jennifer Fowler Madeleine Heggs qualified as a solicitor in 1955, set up her own practice and was the first woman and first practising solicitor to be appointed a Social Security Commissioner. Jennifer has nominated her stating, “I first met Madeleine in 1979 and worked closely with her…

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I. Stephanie Boyce

Director of Stephanie Boyce Consulting Limited Nominated by Eunice Shang-Simpson, Council Member. Stephanie was admitted to the roll in 2002, and has a wealth of experience in corporate governance, regulatory frameworks and professional regulation. Stephanie holds a Master of Laws in public law and global governance from King’s College, UoL. Stephanie has spent most of…

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Elizabeth Cruickshank

Nominated by Coral Hill. “I first met Elizabeth Cruickshank when she was editor of Link, the magazine for the national AWS. During my time as AWS London Chairwoman I got to know her well, when she helped to create our very first online newsletter. As our editor, Elizabeth established the format of the newsletter, which…

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Eileen Meredith Pembridge

Nominated by Margaret Hatwood, AWS Committee Member After my degree at Newnham studying Chemistry, Physics and Biochemistry, then a year’s Russian, I took a Diploma in Russian and French at Bath. Using these skills, I worked in Vienna as a scientific translator for the International Atomic Energy Authority then other UN agencies. I then embarked…

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Alexandra Marks CBE

Nominated by Virginia Cannon, AWS London Vice Chair 2019-2020 I am nominating Alexandra Marks as a Role Model for AWSL as I believe she is an outstanding example of what lawyers can achieve in the modern world, whilst remaining thoroughly rounded people and without sacrificing their humanity.  She has combined a very successful professional and…

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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…

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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…

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AWS London responds to government consultation on sexual harassment in the work place

As an organisation for women solicitors we are of course following the “Freshfields” case and have so far commented as follows: We welcome the fact that the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal has taken the allegations of person A seriously and the Tribunal has found that Mr Beckwith had breached SRA principles 2 and 6 in that…

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