New Publication Launch- Legal Women

AWS London is delighted to welcome the launch of the new publication, Legal Women.  Legal Women is a quarterly publication for everyone interested in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, a critical issue for all business, from private practice to legal departments in industry.  Edited by distinguished former Chair of the Association, and former co-editor of its Centenary Newsletter, Coral Hill, it…

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University of Leeds – Gender Pay Gap Research

The Gender Pay Gap in the Legal, Financial and Professional Sectors- Call for  Research Participants The Univserty of Conducting doctoral research into the gender pay gap within the legal sector and the wider professional services. The research hopes to understand the complexities of gender pay gaps focussing on sociological factors that may impede women’s career development…

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Book review: Equal to Everything: Judge Brenda and the Supreme Court

The perfect read for children ‘Equal to Everything’ written by Afua Hirsch and Henny Beaumont. Reviewed by Christl Hughes, Committee Member.                                                ISBN 978 1 912273 485 This picture book aimed at 7 to 8 year olds and published to celebrate Lady Hale’s retirement aims to inspire all members of next generation to believe they can…

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Book review: Women’s Legal Landmarks – Celebrating the History of Women and Law in the UK and Ireland

A fantastic review Women’s Legal Landmarks – Celebrating the History of Women and Law in the UK and Ireland (Edited by Erika Rackley and Rosemary Auchmuty) by Committee Member, Elaine O’Connor. It was difficult as a lawyer, and certainly a female lawyer, in 2019 to be oblivious to the fact that it was a somewhat…

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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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