Women in Law

After 100 years, female barristers finally get their own outfitter

A Doughty Street junior has set up the first legal outfitter dedicated to designing courtwear for women. Karlia Lykourgou has set up Ivy & Normanton, which is named after Ivy Williams – the first woman to be called to the Bar in May 1922 and Helena Normanton, who was the second woman to be called. […]

New QCs at a time of change: the silks of 2020

As 114 new silks celebrated their success in the 2020 Queen’s Counsel appointments, they were also marking the end of an arduous selection procedure – all for the honour, pride and privilege of securing those two prestigious letters that can reshape a legal career.  Finally gaining the QC kitemark gives some barristers a sense of […]

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The in-house legal teams with the best (and worst) gender balance

The majority of in-house lawyers working in the 100 largest companies in the current FTSE350 are female, new data from The Lawyer has revealed, with a gender split of 59 per cent to 41 per cent in favour of women across the group’s biggest businesses. But despite this, the majority of lawyers filling the most […]