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 Elizabeth Cruikshank  


AWSL is saddened to learn of the death of our former Chair and Honorary member on 5th September 2023 aged 79. 


A highly regarded, author, historian and advocate for women in the law Elizabeth was a highly respected, long-standing member of our Association and we shall miss her. 



We extend our sympathy to her husband Sir Don Cruickshank, her children and grandchildren.

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AWS London is a vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive community for women lawyers. We promote a community of lawyers who are relaxed and open so that we can support each other in our careers.

Membership is open to all women working in or studying the law. Ordinary membership is open to all female solicitors. Associate membership is open to all women paralegals, legal executives, legal professionals, lawyers qualified in other jurisdictions, women barristers, and students of the law.

We offer numerous benefits to our membership including, professional development, events, networking, and support for women's interests in the legal profession in London and surrounding areas.

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The Association needs YOU! 

1. We will need a Treasurer from March 2025. No experience needed as full training will be given. 

2. We have some anonymous members who have paid via the website but not provided their contact details. If you know of anyone who has registered but has not received mail, please either let us know or ask them to contact us. 

3.We are also looking for suggestions for events this and next year. 

Please respond to any of these points via email to

We look forward to hearing from you. 
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AWSL has been established for many years and is well-recognised by all the major government and regulatory bodies.


We liaise with the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, the Judicial Appointments Commission, The Law Society, and so on. We provide a completely independent voice.

We offer a range of benefits to our members including professional development, events both online and in-person, networking opportunities, promote and support for women in the legal profession.


What We Provide

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Professional development

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Promote members achievements

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Promote and support women's interests in legal profession

We promote and support women’s interests in the legal profession

We provide a forum for members’ achievements on our website and newsletter

We enable professional development through educational events, networking, social and mentoring opportunities


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