Past President of the Law Society I am the Immediate Past President of the Law Society of England and Wales. [As of April 2020]. I originally specialised in representing some of the most vulnerable children in our society. In the mid-2000s I set up my own law firm which I grew to be the largest…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
The Fawcett Society is hosting an event to coincide with Equal Pay Day aimed at women getting the best out of their workplace in terms of negotiating salary and tackling equal pay issues. Sign up here:
Congratulations to AWS London member Madeleine Heggs in appearing in the First 100 Years Project’s latest video. Follow the link HERE to hear Madeline’s story.
Come to Parliament on 13 May and join the Association of Women Solicitors London and 50:50 Parliament for an inspirational evening being hosted by Rosie Duffield MP to celebrate one hundred years of women in the law. Sign up here!