Helen Dodds

Helen Dodds is the Global Head of Legal, Dispute Resolution, reporting to the Group General Counsel at Standard Chartered Bank. She set up the Bank’s Dispute Resolution Team in 2005 and it has hubs in London, Mumbai, Singapore and Hong Kong. The team is responsible for managing the group’s significant disputes and investigations around the world. Helen is also currently Co-Chair of Network For Knowledge and a former director of the London Court of International Arbitration.

Why First 100 Years is important

The first 100 Years Project is important because it underlines not how long women have been able to practice as lawyers, but for what a short time. It helps women lawyers (and others) to understand how recent their gains are, how precarious, and how much remains to be done. Women lawyers now need to defend, embed and extend their gains very robustly as we move forward into the 21st century.