PhD student Katie Broomfield co-authors new volume "First: 100 Years of Women in Law"
Katie with Lady Hale at book launch
Department of History PhD student and barrister Katie Broomfield has co-authored a new book FIRST: 100 Years of Women in Law with Lucinda Acland. Realised in 2019 the book marks the centenary of the 1919 Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act allowing women in practice law.
FIRST tells the story of women in law in their first 100 years of practice. From early campaigners through to the first women solicitors, barristers, magistrates and judges, the book tells the often untold stories of the pioneers, reformers and influencers who paved the way, revealing the barriers they faced, their challenges and triumphs. It offers a unique insight into how women have made their way in a profession still dominated by men and looks ahead to the prospects for women in law in the next 100 years.