Women Leaders in Law

We want to make female leaders visible. More women than men qualify as solicitors according to statistics published by The Law Society, and yet only a small percentage have made it to leadership positions. First 100 Years wants to highlight the achievements of these incredible women, and also open the discussion as to why there are so few women at the top of the legal profession.

We have compiled this list of women leaders from across the legal profession to record their legacy as pioneers of law: those who have risen to the top roles in their profession. Please get in touch at [email protected] if you know a woman leader in law who you would like to nominate to the list.


Alison Kay
Alison Morley
Alison Yapp
Andrea Harris
Baroness Brenda Hale
Bronagh Kennedy
Charlotte Heiss
Claire Clarke
Claire Rowe
Clare Hyland
Clare Wardle
Dame Anne Rafferty
Dame Heather Hallett
Dame Mary Arden, QC
Dame Maura McGoawn QC
Deborah Grimason
Denise Nurse
Elaine Williams
Elizabeth Francis
Emma Slatter
Fiona Barton QC
Fiona Dormandy
Fiona Fitzgerald
Funke Abimola
Hilka Schneider
Janet Mitchell
Janvi Patel
Jennie Gubbins
Joanne Easterbrook
Kate Cheetham
Kathryn Cronin
Kim Lalli
Kyla Mullins
Linda Woolley
Lisa Mayhew
Liz Truss
Lucy Vernall
Maaike De Bie
Margaret Robertson
Monica Carss-Frisk QC
Penelope Warne
Rachel Small
Ritva Sotamaa
Rosemary Martin
Sara Maccallum
Sarah Booth
Sarah Goulbourne
Sharon White
Siobhan Moriarty
Sonya Leydecker
Susan Bright
Tamara Box
Vanessa French
Victoria Brackett
Virginia Clegg

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