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100 years for women, 40 years for me

Chun Wong

Posted by Chun Wong | Partner
On 25th July 2019

It is quite extraordinary to think that if I was born just a generation or two ago, I would not have been legally allowed to qualify as a solicitor purely for no other reason than the fact that I was a woman.

It was not until the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 that this barrier was removed. Carrie Morrison was the first women to qualify as a solicitor in 1922. The Law Society has launched the Women in Law Pledge with the aim to tackle the issue of gender inequality within the legal profession. Legal service providers can show their support and sign up.

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