Leicestershire Law Society and Midlands Asian Lawyers Association were delighted that over 200 guests attended a fabulous dinner at the Empire Banqueting Hall in Leicester on Friday 1st November, to celebrate the first 100 Years of Women in Law following the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919.
Many esteemed court judges and lawyers attended the evening, with the honour of hearing from keynote speakers: Supreme Court Judges Lady Justice Macur DBE and Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb DBE. Both gave inspirational speeches reflecting on the achievements of women in law over the last century. This was further showcased by LLS President, Glynis Wright, who gave recognition to the fantastic efforts from many of our local female lawyers.
The evening was accompanied by the University of Leicester String Quartet who provided an ambient atmosphere to the beautiful venue whilst guests enjoyed a delicious three course dinner. LLS President, Glynis Wright, and MALA President, DJ Fayyaz Azfal DBE, brought the evening to a close by thanking all guests for joining together to recognise the brilliant work done by women within the legal sector, both locally and nationally. It is clear that women from Leicester have excelled in the legal profession, with many pushing boundaries, breaking records and setting the standards for future generations of women.