Professor Sara Chandler, solicitor and academic, has been appointed as an Honorary QC, following nomination by the Association of Women Solicitors (London).
Professor Chandler’s career has been remarkably varied. The nomination highlighted that Sarah was at the forefront of developing pro bono and legal education by introducing clinics where students advise members of the public with guidance from qualified lawyers. She also succeeded in ensuring recognition of the voluntary sector within the mainstream of legal services, and, in developing involvement in projects to increase social mobility for students from less well-established universities. In addition, Sarah enabled exchange of best practice and influenced pan–EU policies through participation in the Federation of European Bar Associations. She is currently the first female vice-president of the Federation of European Bar Associations.
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The Association of Women Solicitors was founded in 1992 and its aims include representing, supporting and developing the interests of women solicitors. Membership is open to all women solicitors and trainees and associate membership to other women lawyers including barristers, chartered legal executives, foreign qualified lawyers and paralegals.