Margaret Kidd is called to the Faculty of Advocates, becoming its first female member.

Published 6th October 2015
Margaret Kidd was the first female member of the Faculty of Advocates, and remained the only female advocate in Scotland for over 25 years until she was joined by Isabel Sinclair. She was also the first female advocate to appear before the House of Lords and before a parliamentary select committee, and the first female KC in the UK.

The courts were so ill prepared for a woman that the ladies’ robing room was situated opposite the cell of the condemned, and hot water was only put in after the Second World War.
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