28 November, 2019

Women in Law Scotland celebrate 100 years of Women in Law

Stable Director Susanne Tanner QC is delighted to be supporting the Law Society of Scotland and Women in Law Scotland celebration of 100 years of Women in Law, which will take place at the Law Society’s offices on 12 December at 5.30.

The event will both celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act on 23 December 1919, which allowed women to be admitted to the professions, and provide a continued focus on the necessary steps to improve equality for all in the profession.

Susanne said: “I am committed to supporting initiatives which promote diversity and equality in the legal profession, including the bar. I am proud that the Ampersand Advocates Management Committee has sought gender balance in the recent election and now has 50/50 male to female representation for our members. The set is also pleased to have 8 female Silks, 28 per cent of the total number of QCs in the set, which is above the national average. However, there is more to be done to ensure that the legal profession is an inclusive one and this event will be a great opportunity to continue the conversation with a variety of people involved in the profession, who support an equal and inclusive workplace.”

If you want to celebrate 100 years of women in the law and, also, play a role in ensuring that the legal professions is an inclusive one where people from all backgrounds can thrive please do register via Eventbrite. It is £10 per head to attend with the proceeds being split between the LawScot Foundation and Scottish Women’s Aid.


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