Our New Book

100 Years of Women in Law

Marking the centenary of the 1919 Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, First tells the story of women in law in their first 100 years of practice. From early campaigners through to the first women solicitors, barristers, magistrates and judges, the book tells the often untold stories of the pioneers, reformers and influencers who paved the way, revealing the barriers they faced, their challenges and triumphs. It offers a unique insight into how women have made their way in a profession still dominated by men and looks ahead to the prospects for women in law in the next 100 years.

The Authors:
Lucinda Acland is the host of the First 100 Years podcast series celebrating the centenary of women in law. She has over 25 years’ experience in the legal sector as a solicitor and litigation support/IT lawyer, a creator of online CPD courses, and as the community manager at Obelisk Support, training and supporting returners back into flexible legal work.

Katie Broomfield is a barrister and historian. Based in the History Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, she is currently researching the opening of the legal profession to women in 1919. She is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, the First 100 Years Podcast series and the creator of an exhibition Celebrating the Centenary of Women Lawyers.

“This book was made possible by the volume of original material recorded and collected over the last five years by the First 100 Years project. There is no archive like it to help women in law to place themselves in history. This book is an excellent physical gift to the legal profession and will continue to inspire future generations of women in the profession. Dana Denis-Smith, Founder, First 100 Years

Special pre-publication price £15 + p&p (full price £19.95)
To benefit from the pre-publication price, simply send your name, email and postal address, indicating how many copies you would like to order, to the following email address: [email protected]
On publication an invoice will be sent to you and the book despatched to you on receipt of payment.

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