Gender Equality

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A new portrait of Frances Kyle BL and Averil Deverell BL, the first women to be called to The Bar of Ireland, has been unveiled at the King's Inns. Artist Emma Stroud was commissioned to produce the portrait as part of the "In Plain Sight" initiative jointly launched by the Bar and the King's Inns,

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Lorraine Lally BL shares highlights from a recent webinar on confidence and women in the law. In 2016 it was a realisation that women were leaving the legal profession and were not moving into positions of seniority due to lack of sufficient work and opportunities. This reflected a global and cultur

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International law firm Linklaters will train senior lawyers on the impact of menopause under a new global policy aimed at retaining and supporting women of all ages into senior roles. The firm will also facilitate "open discussions" and encourage lawyers to share their experiences of menopause under

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The Next 100 Years, the successor project to the First 100 Years, has launched a new film series – Next 100 Voices – showcasing the next generation of women leaders in the law, kicking off with criminal defence barrister Abimbola Johnson. Ms Johnson, from 25 Bedford Row, was last year ap

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Law firms in Northern Ireland should take action to address gender imbalance at a partner level, the Law Society has said, with women holding just three out of every 10 partner positions in private practice. Brigid Napier, the 10th woman to hold the position of Law Society president in its 100-year

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Northern Ireland barrister Moira Smyth QC reflected on 100 years of women in the law in the latest lecture in the Legal History Project series, which is now available to watch on YouTube. The lecture followed a photographic exhibition hosted by The Bar of Northern Ireland, which celebrated and promo

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Pakistan has sworn in its first female Supreme Court judge. Ayesha Malik, 55, will sit alongside 16 men on the country's top court. She was educated at the Pakistan College of Law and Harvard University and has served as a judge in the city of Lahore for the past two decades.

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Nearly half of state boards are falling short of a government target to have women making up at least 40 per cent of their membership. Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Michael McGrath updated ministers this week on progress to strengthen gender diversity on state boards across the Irish public

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The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 has passed all the stages in the Dáil and Seanad Éireann. The bill was first introduced in April 2019 but it lapsed with the dissolution of the Dáil in 2020, before being restored to the Order Paper later that year.

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Corporate boards in Ireland should be required by law to comprise 40 per cent women within three years, the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said. The NWCI yesterday launched a new report and campaign underlining the effectiveness of binding, legislative gender quotas to deliver signif

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Statutory gender quotas on corporate boards are effective and should be introduced in Ireland, the National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said. The national women's membership organisation will launch a report later this month titled Increasing Gender Balance on Boards: The case for legislat

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Women make up a majority of all practising solicitors in Ireland but just over a third of those at partner level, the Law Society of Ireland has revealed. To mark International Women's Day, the Law Society is calling for "renewed collective efforts to increase access to leadership roles for women in

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