International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women in Law

7 March 2022

Lucy Mair

To mark International Women’s Day, Lucy Mair, from our Immigration and Asylum team, has chaired a discussion – Celebrating Women in Law – organised by the Immigration Law Practitioners’  Association (ILPA).

The discussion touched upon:

  • the panellists’ journeys to their legal careers;
  • to what extent gender discrimination and particularly discrimination against women of colour prevails in the legal sector;
  • the role of mentorship and promoting women in leadership roles, with women still comprising a significant minority of partners in law firms, QCs and judges.

Lucy was joined by:

  • I. Stephanie Boyce, President at The Law Society, Trustee at LawWorks and member of the Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law Advisory Board
  • Miglena Ilieva, Senior Solicitor and PSL Team Manager at Laura Devine Immigration and Co-convenor of the ILPA Professional Support Lawyers Network
  • Sameera Abdulrehman, Trainee Solicitor at Kingsley Napley LLP
  • Sally Penni MBE, Founder of Women in UK Law.

Watch the discussion.

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