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Women in law: A reminder of the stats

While Chloe Gallagher celebrates the trailblazing female role models the profession has to offer, parity is far from the horizon

4 May 2016

We have come a long way since the 1960s, when screw lids revolutionised the world for women, who were finally able to open jars and bottles without the assistance of men. Now we even have shining examples of the progress
that women have made in the world of law.

Baroness Hale was one of only six women on her degree course. She gained a starred first and finished top of her class. Hale later became the youngest person and first woman to be appointed to the Law Commission. In 1999 she was the second female to be promoted to the Court of Appeal and in 2004 made history by becoming the first and only female in the House of Lords.

Another example is Pragna Patel, a solicitor and director
and founding member of the Southall Black Sisters, an award-winning organisation
set up to address the needs
of black and minority women experiencing gender violence. Her work was piv...

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