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100 years of legal emancipation!

December 2019 marked the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, which allowed women to qualify as solicitors and barristers, sit on juries and serve as magistrates.

The profession has taken huge strides since consultant Jo Jordan qualified back in 1973, women now making up nearly 51% of practising solicitors and 62% of new entrants.