Career development

Not just a confidence vote

Women are held to unrealistic and unobtainable goals in the workplace, hindering their career progression, says Dana Denis-Smith

Campaign to inspire 100 future female lawyers

A new campaign to inspire 100 young girls and women to become lawyers has been launched by the First 100 Years project to mark the centenary of women being able to practice law.

Female legal dynasties: creating female role models

Dana Denis-Smith gives an insight into how women have followed their mothers into the law over the last 100 years

The march of the niche law firm

What induces specialist solicitors to leave large firms and set up small niche, boutique practices? Nicola Laver reports

Women in the legal profession: use your networks and don’t be afraid to be direct

Networking is no longer men-only territory as efforts have recently been made to redress the balance in favour of women, says Dana Denis-Smith

Fewer solicitor judges on the benches

There are fewer solicitors now sitting as judges in the courts and tribunals than there were in 2015, according to the Judicial Diversity Statistics 2019.