Margaret Kidd is appointed the first King’s Counsel in the United Kingdom.

Published 24th May 2018
Margaret Kidd is appointed King’s Counsel in Scotland, the first woman in the United Kingdom to be appointed. At the time, she was still the only female advocate in Scotland.

The Scotsman remarked “As the only woman in a hitherto masculinely exclusive and exclusively manly fraternity, and a naturally conservative one at that, her presence might have led to a certain amount of perturbation, or even resentment, if such commonplace sentiments can agitate the midriffs of advocates. The fact that she is one of the most popular and well-liked members of the Faculty is a tribute to her character and personality, possibly reinforced by her womanly intuition.
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