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Hays Specialist Recruitment discusses diversity in the workplace
A law career is an attractive proposition for women, and you will likely find your intellectual skills in demand from firms. Yet early career choices should be taken carefully in order to exploit your full potential, ambitions and life balance, advises Emma Spitz.
Back from maternity: Five common challenges
28/08/2018From less elasticity around stay late in the office to dealing with the ‘invisible bump syndrome’, career coach Emma Spitz tackles five common obstacles that female lawyers face when returning to work after maternity leave
Women in law: What makes a great lawyer?
25/10/2016For any lawyer aspiring to make partner the ability to win new business has always been critical.
Two out of every five female barristers have experienced harassment at the Bar, a new report claims today.
There has never been a better time to be a woman contemplating a career in law.
One in three young female lawyers have lost ambition and interest in progressing to senior management, a new study has found.
Life at the Bar: a letter to my former self
29/10/2015Lawyer 2B’s tame barrister explains the intricacies of practice. This month she looks back on what she’s learned in the last three years.
I recently spoke at the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) as part of a panel on women and cultural change in financial services.
Laura Carstensen spent 10 years as a partner at Slaughter and May before quitting law entirely and moving to the Welsh countryside. She tells us about her big career decisions.
Barrister Camini Kumar, now an associate at Penningtons Manches, gives her advice on moving to a law firm from the bar.
My Career Story: "I took a career break"
07/09/2015The Lawyer’s new feature, My Career Stories, will explore the personality and rationale behind impressive careers every week. This week, Top Right general counsel Nilema Bhakta-Jones charts her journey from pupillage to in-house via the Government Legal Service and the City.
Does the fact that I cannot join the Garrick fill me with dismay? Not at all.
Why all lawyers should be concerned about the Garrick Club’s vote against female membership
14/07/2015Lawyers should be especially bothered by the Garrick Club affirming its ‘men only’ stance on membership, writes the Equal Justices Initiative.
Five things we learned from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum
The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) launched its first event last week to talk about female ambition in the legal world, gathering some of the top female partners from US firms in the City to share their thoughts on how ambition can unlock opportunities (when used in the right way).
Where are the women law firm leaders?
09/03/2015Just eight women hold senior management roles in the UK’s top 50 firms despite females dominating the profession at entry level. How can that gulf be closed and what career steps will make the top more reachable? We asked today’s leaders.
To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, Amy Woolfson takes a look at some of the cases that have defined women’s rights in the UK and beyond.