‘Celebrating the Centenary of Women Lawyers’ at Lincoln’s Inn

20th July 2017

Dana Denis-Smith and Katie Broomfield

The ‘Celebrating the Centenary of Women Lawyers’ exhibition was launched at the Old Hall in Lincoln’s Inn on 20 July 2017. The exhibition was created by First 100 Years Champaion Katie Broomfield as part of her MA in Public History at Royal Holloway, University of London, and is supported by the First 100 Years project.

Speaking at the launch, creator of the First 100 Years Dana Denis-Smith expressed her delight that events to commemorate the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 were starting two and a half years early to give momentum to celebrations in the lead up to 2019.

Dana said that it was important to understand the past in order to shape the future, and this was what the First 100 Years sought to achieve by collecting stories of women in law since they were allowed to enter the legal profession.

“The next century of law is for women.”

Read more about the women pioneers in law featured at the exhibition, which is open to members of the public at Lincoln’s Inn until 31 August 2017.