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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

100 years of female solicitors

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100 years of female solicitors


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On 18 December, the legal profession celebrated 100 years since the first woman qualified as a solicitor. Carrie Morrison completed her articles with a year's training deducted for war service. Dana Denis-Smith, founder of the First 100 Years and the Next 100 Years projects, commented: “Since those early pioneers began their legal careers 100 years ago, incredible progress has been made. Women now outnumber men in the profession, making up 53% of practising solicitors. Despite this… equality remains an aspiration but with so many demanding change, I am optimistic we can take the great strides needed to get there.”