Women in the Law

History, profiles, opinion and news


Christabel pankhurst

Marking 100 years of women in the law

11 March 2019By Dr Mari Takayanagi

How legislation allowing women into the law made the statute books.



Addressing inequality at the criminal bar

22 March 2019By Serena Gates

UK must try harder to achieve equality and diversity within its own criminal justice system, as it seeks to do around the world.

linda lamb

Law’s treatment of divorcing women

21 March 2019By Linda Lamb

Are women’s rights on divorce in need of protection?


Blog: Mother in Law

15 March 2019By

Diary of a busy practitioner, juggling work and family somewhere in England. This week: Tantrums, Twitter and standstill agreements.

Pam loch

Non-traditional paths to law

14 March 2019By Pam Loch

Legal profession is now more flexible in the opportunities it affords.

Marcia longdon

Ending bias in law firms would also boost productivity

11 March 2019By Marcia Longdon

There are firms who cannot tell their BAME women lawyers apart.


Janet Legrand QC

Taking control


An unquenchable drive is in Janet Legrand’s DNA. This catapulted the Woman Lawyer of the Year 2018 to the helm of global firm DLA Piper and into the heart of international dispute resolution, writes Jonathan Rayner

425 susan bright

High Atlantic


Susan Bright, managing partner of Hogan Lovells in London, tells why partnerships are not like corporates and how she likes nothing better than a blank sheet of paper.


Judith bourne

Women who blazed a trail for the pioneers

25 March 2019By Dr Judith Bourne

Role models are useful for inspiration and resilience, but there is potential for over-identification.



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