Bebb’s desire to pursue a legal career was most intensely piqued by her time spent studying jurisprudence at Oxford, where she achieved a first class in her examinations, but, in accordance with university regulations, was not awarded with her degree. So, instead of pursuing her desired career in the law, Gwyneth put her exceptional education and talent to good use, prosecuting black marketeers for the Ministry of Food during the war. Given her excellent examination results and years of experience, when parliament finally passed the 1919 Sex Discrimination (Removal) Act – which finally admitted women to the legal profession – Bebb ought to have become the first female barrister. This would have been the case, were it not for the birth of her first baby the day after the act was passed. As soon as she had recovered, she applied to join the Bar but, in 1921, Gwyneth had her second child. In a tragic turn of events, the baby died two days after birth, with Bebb herself left in a precarious condition. She struggled for her life, but passed away only two months later at the age of 31, her dream left unrealised, but her legacy allowing other women to pursue the same dream.