International Women's Day

5 March 2019

IWD: Balancing the Bench – Why We Urgently Need More Female Judges

The judicial profession in the UK is lagging behind on the journey towards gender equality. A 2016 study by the Council of Europe found that only 30% of professional judges in England and Wales were women. Only two Member States had worse records of employing female judges than the three constituent legal systems of the United Kingdom (England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland). This blog looks at the importance of balancing the bench, reflects on the achievements of pioneering female judges and considers what can be and has been done to ensure more women enter the ranks of the judiciary.

Fred Allen

4 March 2019

IWD: 100 Years Later - What is there still to be done to achieve balance?

This year marks the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 which allowed women to enter the legal profession for the first time.

15 March 2018

IWD: Celebrating International Women’s Day - because women’s rights are human rights

People ask why, 100 years after (some) women were given the right to vote, International Women’s Day is still celebrated. The results of Kingsley Napley's survey reveal that 85% of us think the purpose of IWD is to discuss what remains to be done to achieve gender parity. In terms of what does still remain to be done, you simply need to flick through this year’s IWD blog series to get an idea of just how wide ranging the issues are. 

Josephine Burnett

9 March 2018

IWD: Mumanger

As mothers to young children and Supervisors in the finance department we often find that these worlds collide. We have acquired a set of skills that are transferable in the workplace and particular in the management of time and people.

8 March 2018

IWD: Women and finances on divorce – show me the money

I meet people of all ages and stages of life going through separation and their knowledge and participation in respect of the family's finances varies greatly.  In my experience, in a long marriage where the wife has stopped working to have children and the husband is the main or sole earner, this impacts on the roles each take on during the marriage.

Connie Atkinson

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