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Women in the Law UK

Women in the Law UK is a women’s networking organisation with events designed to encourage, inspire and support the next generation of Lawyers and Women in Business.

Encouragement, Support & Networking

Be inspired with fun events and networking opportunities for up and coming women in the legal profession.

“Women in the Law UK is about supporting the next leaders in Law and encouraging career progression through personal development. The next stage is finding a way to progress social mobility in the profession and learning from our colleagues in Business”  

Founder – Sally Penni 



The events give a chance for young women starting or at various stages of their careers to talk to senior women & men about the profession.

Allowing junior and senior members to learn from each other, connecting the Law and Business.

Events designed to inspire and support the next generation of Lawyers, men and women.

Previous guest speakers have included amogst others;
The Rt Hon. Lord Neuberger – President of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
Dame Heather Hallett – Vice President of the Court of Appeal
Mrs Justice Cox DBE
Baroness Hale of Richmond – Vice President of The Supreme Court.

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Women in the Law UK support the Wellbing at the bar initiative. All our events are designed with wellbeing in mind and at the heart of it especially our up coming events Resilience, Health & Wellbeing, and Financial Health Check.

Each of our events provides access to a coach and a councillor for conversations in strictest confidence.

Visit Wellbeing at the Bar website


Inspiring Women in Business talk to Women in the Law

Inspiring women in business talk to Women in the Law UK about careers, leadership, wellbeing. (June 14th 2018)

Marnie Millard OBE / Jennie Johnson MBE / Emma Elston MBE / Rebecca McCann

Sally Penni interviews Dr Helen Pankhurst, great Grand-daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst

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Supported Charities

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Prevent Breast Cancer

GM Law Centre

Law Works

Supported Events

  • Manchester Wonder Women Festival
  • International Women’s Day, Manchester City Council
  • IOD – Women Directors Forum Annual Conference 2017
  • St Mary’s Sexual Referall Unit Annual Conference – Dr Cath White
  • NESTAC Rochdale, a charity campaigning against FGM – Peggy Ololmgo
  • Wild Rumpus Family Friendly Festivals – Just So Festival
  • Women on Boards UK, Manchester and Ambassador Events
  • Northern Power Women Awards & Annual Conference
  • TED Ex Whitehall Women
  • The Pankhurst Centre – Women’s aid events in association with Manchester University
  • UK Association of Women Judges Annual Conference
  • Forever Manchester Women – monthly charity events
  • Black Solicitors Network North



Thank you to our members, supporters and partners.

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