The content of our events programme is two-fold: 

1. putting on our own events for members, and 

2. facilitating cross-profession attendance at events across the criminal justice system. 


We hope that being part of Women in Criminal Law will allow you to attend events across the sector, to promote a breadth of communication, to foster new relationships and to see more of the profession. Through our broad network and membership, we hope to be able to invite you to events that you may not normally access.

To that end, in our programme of events, you will see direct booking for WICL events and links to external events you might consider attending with other WICL members.

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16 Jan 2020

Celebrating a Centenary of Women in the Law Gala Dinner - Middle Temple

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple will be hosting a Gala Dinner to celebrate 100 years of women in the law. The event will be as follows:

17:45 ~ Choral Evensong, The Temple Church

18:30 ~ Reception, Bench Apartments

19:15 ~ Dinner, Middle Temple Hall

This event is expected to end at approximately 22:30

For more information on this wonderful event including ticket prices and how to book, please click the link below.

24 Jan 2020

Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training - The Law Society

The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

The Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training was developed in conjunction with the Bar to help solicitor advocates and barristers strike the balance between advancing their client’s case effectively in court whilst ensuring vulnerable witnesses are not subjected to undue stress.

The Law Society will be hosting this afternoon training session for anyone interested in what it has to offer.

Click the link below for more information.

30 Jan 2020

JUSTICE: Criminal Practice - What the lessons of the past teach us for the future

Macfarlanes, 20 Cursitor Street, London EC4A 1LT

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

JUSTICE are delighted to invite you to their latest JUSTICE members-only event.

They will be discussing trends, challenges and lessons of the past with a panel of fantastic speakers; Dame Maura McGowan DBE, Tony Edwards, Anand Doobay and Natasha Lloyd-Owen.

A drinks reception will follow the event. They are very grateful to Macfarlanes for kindly hosting this event.

This is a members-only event but to see more information on how to join and for tickets please see below.

03 Feb 2020

YLAL Midlands: Challenging Mental Health Stigma in the Legal Profession

St Philips Chambers

55 Temple Row 


B2 5LS

18:00 – 20:00

The Young Legal Aid Lawyers Midlands are hosting a workshop on mental health in the workplace.  Join them for a discussion about tackling stigma in the legal profession, looking after your mental health & building an inclusive workplace.

For more information on this enlightening opportunity please click the link below.

07 Feb 2020

Judicial Appointments: Interview Training for Solicitors - The Law Society

The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

09:30 - 17:00

In view of increasing competition for judicial appointments, The Law Society has created this course to equip delegates with the skills to help enhance their application and interview performance.


This training course has been developed specifically for solicitor applicants. This intensive training will focus on tailoring your submission to make a positive impact in the competency based application and selection process. You will receive practical advice on completing the application form, incorporating your experiences and invaluable interview practice with feedback.

For more information click on the link below.

13 Feb 2020

Resilience and Wellbeing Workshop - The Law Society

The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

17:30 - 20:30


The Law Society are offering a series of two-hour resilience and wellbeing workshops, created to help you be your best at work, and away from it. 

The workshop puts the focus on your personal coping mechanisms. They demonstrate how to self-assess, manage emotional responses and deal with everyday stressors, so you can better deal with the pressures of your job. They will tackle anxiety and its causes, encourage positive thinking and you will leave with valuable skills for life.

For more information click on the link below.

27 Feb 2020

Solicitor Judges and Advocacy Networking Drinks 2020 - The Law Society

The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL

18:00 - 21:00


The Law Society are hosting their annual Solicitor Judges and Advocacy Networking Drinks; an excellent opportunity to meet solicitor advocates and solicitor judges. 

President Simon Davis will be speaking on the upcoming support available to solicitors working in the courts, solicitor judges and those aspiring to join the judiciary as well as reflecting on some of our recent work and successes. You will have an opportunity to network with your peers, make career contacts and discuss anecdotes and approaches to cases over a drink and canapes. 

For more information on this wonderful event please click the link below.

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