The Kalisher Trust is a legal charity whose motto is ‘inspiring advocacy’. Their goals are those of the women behind the landmark case in 1913; to seek out and support the brightest and the best future advocates whatever their gender, social, ethnic or cultural background to ensure that our justice system is as diverse and accessible as possible
The pioneering women fighting the Bebb v The Law Society case had to battle extraordinary prejudice from the male legal and parliamentary establishment but despite endless setbacks over nearly a decade they finally prevailed to allow the equality of entrance we have today.
To celebrate its bi-centenary (and a century of women’s suffrage), The Birmingham Law Society approached The Kalisher Trust to stage a reading of MISS BEBB in the Great Hall of The University of Birmingham on 21 October 2018. Both organisations then decided to expand the event by mounting a conference on the contemporary issues which still surround women in the law.