New research by Working Families suggests that the legal profession is a leader in flexible and agile working policies, reports The Law Society Gazette. This is a timely piece of research as Baroness Hale was sworn in this week as the first female President of the Supreme Court. Byfield also hosted a Senior Women in Law dinner on Tuesday on the question “Can there ever be true equality for women in law?”

We debated why – nearly 100 years on from The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act and women being allowed to enter the profession – it is still necessary to deliberate on female equality? A perceptive, inspiring and lively discussion was had regarding the bridges and barriers to equality for women in law.