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Celebrating 100 years of women solicitors

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It’s exactly 100 years since Carrie Morrison became the first woman to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Although Morrison successfully passed the Law Society exams alongside three other women (Maud Crofts, Mary Elizabeth Pickup and Mary Elaine Sykes), she was the first to complete her articles, gain admission to the roll and cement her name in the history books. Morrison qualified on 18 December 1922, aged 34.

Join us in celebrating every women who followed in her footsteps, including all of our Chattertons women lawyers

The Law Society looks back at where it all began:

If you want to be a part of creating a more equal legal profession for all, sign The Law Society’s Women in Law pledge here: