First 100 Years: A Celebration of Women In Law

28th October 2015

It is 1982, and the then Herbert Smith (no Freehills) is celebrating its centenary at London landmark Grocers’ Hall by throwing a dinner for its partners.

Dorothy Livingston, who was at that time a junior partner, takes part in a photo op outside the Hall. Appearing front and centre of 50 black-tie-clad male lawyers, Livingston, in her dress, stands in stark contrast to those around her. She is the only woman in a photo celebrating 100 years of practice for a well- established firm.

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