Competition Time

Women in the Law UK Launches its Inaugural Essay Competition.

22 November 2018
Women in the Law UK is proud to launch its inaugural essay competition.
This year’s title is:'What remaining barriers exist for women and BAME in women the legal profession and what steps can be taken to see more senior women leaders in in senior roles the law, in firms and courts?
The essay should be no more than 2,000 words. The closing date for submissions is 14 February 2019.
The winner will receive a cash prize of a place at the annual dinner of women in the law uk their essay will be published on the Website website and a mentor. A second, highly commended essay will also be published, with the writer receiving a place and a voucher for legal books

Who Can Enter?

The competition is open to UK students, aspiring student lawyers seeking to enter the legal profession. LPC graduates, trainee solicitors and solicitors as of 1 February 2019.Please enter your age and your college
We especially welcome essays from students from non traditional backgrounds, BAME, low socio economic backgrounds.
Women in the laws work focuses on bridging the gap in the law in gender, BAME and socio economic background.

How to Enter.

Email your essay as a word document to
Subject matter: Essay competition.

Original work only.

Women in the Law dinner at The Midland Hotel

Lincoln House Chambers once again sponsored our annual Women in the Law UK dinner which was a sell-out and held on the 8 March 2018 at the Midland Hotel.

Lincoln Chambers also took a table at the event, attended by a number of their members and our guests. The event was attended by around 200 people from the legal profession with Baroness Hale, herself a former member of the Northern Circuit and the first female President of the Supreme Court, as the guest speaker.

Members in attendance were as follows: Lisa Roberts QC, Richard English, Katie Jones, Rachel Cooper, Marianne Alton, Emma Gilsenan and Ellen Shaw. Former member of Chambers HHJ Libby Nicholls gave the introductory speech to Baroness Hale.

In sponsoring the event, Lincoln House supported the fundraising for several charities including the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, for their support in the aftermath of the Manchester Bombings, Prevent Breast Cancer​, based at Wythenshawe Hospital, and Reign, a charity preventing child sexual exploitation through the training of police officers and social workers.

Sept 2017 - Women in the Law UK blazes the way for progression for other women in the UK

Long before the Western Circuit Forum for Women Barristers - an excellent idea, we did of course have Women in the Law UK. Set up in 2012 by award winning Barrister Sally Penni, the Vice Chair of the Association of Women Barristers, the intention was to inspire all women and men who believed in gender diversity in the Law and business... 


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The President of the Supreme Court, Rt. Hon Lord Neuberger, was the guest speaker at the first event on this year’s calendar for Women in the Law UK, held in March at The Midland Hotel in Manchester.Hosted by the Vice Chair of the Association of Women Barristers, Sally Penni of Kenworthy’s Chambers, the evening shared the theme of International Women’s Day, “Be Bold for Change”, and was well attended by female and male members of the profession and legal academics.