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WICL North West

Our WICL North West Founder Members are: 

  • Katy Appleton, 7 Harrington Street Chambers

  • Louise McCloskey, St Johns Buildings Chambers

  • Fiona McNeill, Exchange Chambers

  • Claire Jones, Chavasse Chambers

  • HHJ Louise Brandon, Judiciary 

  • HHJ Sophie McKone, Judiciary

  • HHJ Elizabeth Nicholls, Judiciary

  • Anna Duke, Davison Flynn & Duke Solicitors

  • Lois Cullen, Hogan Brown Solicitors

  • Melissa Williams, Hogan Brown Solicitors

  • Juliana Garay, Hogan Brown Solicitors

  • Sahar Handford, JMW Solicitors LLP 

  • Natalie Byrne, Kirwans Solicitors

  • Claire Fletcher, Quinn Melville Solicitors

  • Kate Gaskell, CPS

  • Rachel Kehoe, 7 Harrington Street Chambers

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WICL North West launched in December 2019. We were thrilled to see so many North Westerly women join us for the launch evening and look forward to getting started. Favourite quote?? "I think groups like this are vital and thank them for what remains to be done"


WICL North West is looking forward to promoting and supporting women working within the criminal justice system.


Our membership spans solicitors, paralegals, barristers, barrister’s clerks and the judiciary, and includes those prosecuting and defending, as well as those privately and publicly funded. WICL North West reflects The Northern Circuit geography encompassing Liverpool, Cheshire, Manchester and Preston as well as Burnley in Lancashire and Carlisle in Cumbria. 


We aim to provide information, encouragement and support to women in criminal law, helping develop connections to progress within their field of practice. Our aim is to break down barriers to success by providing appropriate support to women, including advice, mentoring and skills training.

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WICL North West Sponsors

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And supported by

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Logos belonging to our tier 1 and 2 sponsors will direct you to their website to see more about their work. 


We have had a fantastic response to our first outreach for WICL sponsorship.

THANK YOU to all our generous sponsors. Able to sponsor us? Get in touch here.

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