Clarke Willmott Celebrates International Women’s Day


National law firm Clarke Willmott is celebrating International Women’s Day by highlighting some of its female partners’ achievements and the challenges they overcame to be successful.

This year also marks 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, which made it possible for women to qualify as barristers or solicitors in the UK for the first time.

To celebrate International Women’s Day special events are being hosted at the firm’s office where a talk by successful barrister Georgina Wolfe will detail how everyone can play a role in achieving gender equality in the workplace.

As well as these events Clarke Willmott interviewed some of its leading female partners about their successes, the challenges they have faced in their career and what advice they would give to younger lawyers.

Fiona Rendell is the youngest female partner at Clarke Willmott and is based in the firm’s Birmingham office.

She says:

“Juggling a life outside work with the demands of a career as a solicitor is a huge challenge.

“Flexible working is helping and I’m lucky to be in a team which values the work done rather than the amount of time spent in the office.”

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