The legal profession is one of the UK’s most important exports estimated at £28 billion, but like many financial and professional service sectors it remains one of the most male-dominated industries in the world. Only a fifth of senior lawyers - or partners - are females. How do we increase female visibility in senior positions in the UK? And how can we open up more opportunities for women in legal professions?
Olivia joined Lewis Mathys Emmerson in 2018 and then trained with the firm before qualifying as a Solicitor. She is a graduate of the University of Liverpool who has successfully completed both the Bar Professional Course and the Legal Practice Course. Olivia has considerable dispute resolution experience and undertakes a broad range of commercial work, with a particular focus on data protection matters for Japanese listed companies.
This panel will take place over dinner at 7:30 featuring Olivia Simpson.
READ_Eve Was Framed by Helena Kennedy. Get a copy at www.amazon.co.uk/Eve-Was-Framed-British-Justice/dp/0099224410/ref=asc_df_0099224410/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310623486223&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16863096674844917045&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006886&hvtargid=pla-487757159499&psc=1&th=1&psc=1 LISTEN_Talking Law Podcast by Sally Penni - Women in Law UK. Listen at www.google.com/url?q=https://open.spotify.com/episode/5PlwtQ6SzA2SBGe1J7kChL?si%3Dq9iKOgTFR6W-2xjVEuFucg%26dl_branch%3D1&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1634811461848000&usg=AOvVaw00TYaxKGBjUl4ZngIgAib5 LISTEN_#SistersInLaw : Women Legal Trailblazers. Listen at open.spotify.com/show/4Kvlbju3NogjfeFR6gAmYb?si=os4qGnIbQgGv-mUfTaR9Fg&dl_branch=1 ARTICLE_’It’s deplorable there aren’t more top women in law.’ www.theguardian.com/society/2019/apr/16/christina-blacklaws-law-society-president-top-women-gender-imbalance ARTICLE_Women in Leadership in Law. Read at www.google.com/url?q=https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/en/campaigns/women-in-leadership-in-law/tools/the-women-in-law-pledge&sa=D&source=docs&ust=1634811509204000&usg=AOvVaw1HZpKgCnERvXs9WZ55NO3L
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