Lady Justice Heather Hallett on her ‘legal hero’

Published 27th June 2016

The fifth woman to sit in the Court of Appeal writes about the women in law who have inspired her during her career. In February 2013 she was called the 8th most powerful woman in Britain by Woman’s Hour. We are honoured to be featuring her fascinating story as part of the First 100 Years Project.

On Ivy Williams:

‘She is someone who never practised as a lawyer but who opened the door for other women to do so and for women to expand their horizons generally. She did not chain herself to railings or throw herself under the King’s horse. She patiently and persistently knocked at the door of the bar, a male bastion if ever there was one.’

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