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This section features the women within Black Letter Law, many of whom have made history and/or cracked, if not broken, the glass ceiling.

Anuja Dhir QC

Anuja Dhir QC was a barrister at 5 Paper Buildings. She took silk in 2010 and in 2012 she was appointed Circuit Judge to sit at the Woolwich Crown Court. She was previously a Recorder in the Crown...

Dame Linda Dobbs

The Honourable Dame Linda Dobbs DBE became Britain's first non-white High Court judge in 2004. She has many titles and accolades, including Queen's Counsel, a number of doctorates and is a Dame of the British...

Jay Doraisamy

Jay Doraisamy is a partner in the pensions group at the London office of Dentons.  She was previously Head of the London pensions team at Eversheds. She has considerable experience of advising trustees and sponsoring employers of large and complex pension...

Arpita Dutt

Arpita Dutt became a founder and employment law partner at Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP since November 2012 and is top-ranked in both Chambers and Partners UK and Legal 500 2014 editions. She was recognised as one of The Lawyer magazine’s Hot 100 in 2011 for her whistle-blowing...

Gifty Edila

Gifty Edila is the Corporate Director of Legal, HR and Regulatory Services at the London Borough of Hackney. Previously she spent seven years as the first female and the first ethnic minority Director of...

Adina Ezekiel

Adina Ezekiel is a barrister at 6 King's Bench Walk. She is a regular prosecutor and is highly regarded at the Criminal Bar as top-class in extradition...

Alicia Foo

Alicia Foo is a property disputes resolution partner at international law firm Pinsent Masons. She is part of the firm's national property litigation group and heads up the team in...

Doreen Forrester-Brown

Doreen Forrester-Brown has been the Head of Legal Services at Southwark Council since July 2009. She is also the local authority's statutory monitoring...

Sonal Gandhi

Sonal Gandhi is a partner in the Residential Property Department of City law firm Mishcon de Reya. She provides advice on all aspects of UK residential property and secured lending to...

Anna Gardner

Anna Gardner is the Executive Director of International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA). She was a Legal Director of Global Emerging Markets and Legal Strategy at technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP)...

Katie Ghose

Katie Ghose is the Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society and the former Chair of the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign in the 2011 referendum on the Alternative...

Fiona Ghosh

Fiona Ghosh is a partner in the Commercial team at Addleshaw Goddard. She specialises in advising the financial services, IT and retail sectors, nationally and internationally on complex commercial arrangements as well as on retail payments, outsourcing operations and joint venture...

Davinder Gill

Davinder Gill is a senior Immigration...

Kuljeet Gill

Kuljeet Gill is a partner in the commercial group at the Manchester office of international law firm Eversheds. She leads the team nationally in the delivery of joint venture arrangements for real estate projects, acting for both the public and private...

Dr Frene Ginwala

Dr Frene Ginwala was the Speaker of the House in the South African parliament when the first democratic government, with Nelson Mandela as President, came into power in 1994 and she held the post until...

Reena Gogna

Reena Gogna is a partner at Latham and Watkins. She represents financial institutions on finance and general banking issues such as debt and debt restructuring, high yield financing and leverage...

Madhavi Gosavi

Madhavi Gosavi has been a partner at international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright since 2005. She advises financial institutions and sponsors on structuring and financing complex infrastructure and energy...

Helen Grant MP

Helen Grant is the Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities, in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. She became the first black female Conservative MP in 2010 when she won the seat for Maidstone and the Weald at the May 2010 general election and...

Karen Anne Guch

Karen Anne Guch is a partner at global law firm Baker & McKenzie. Karen is based at the firm's London office and specialises in domestic and cross-border leveraged buyouts, investments, acquisitions and...

Kim Hollis QC

Kim Hollis became the UK's first female Asian QC when she took silk in 2002, having been called to the Bar (Gray's Inn) in 1979. She was appointed as a Bencher of Gray's Inn in 2008. Kim is a barrister at 25 Bedford Row Chambers and specialises in criminal defence - including very serious violent...

Osma Hudda

Osma Hudda is a partner at the London office of international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and is a member of its Dispute Resolution Group. Osma's practice focus is on international...

Carol Hui

Carol Hui is the General Counsel and an Executive Director of Heathrow Airport, having previously been the General Counsel and Executive Director of infrastructure services giant...

Jog Hundle

Jog Hundle is a partner at the Birmingham office of Mills & Reeve. She heads up a team of 16 health sector employment specialists and her work covers strategic and operational advice, including NHS reorganisations, disputes with medical staff and very senior managers as well as complex...

Christiana Hyde

Christiana Hyde is an Employment Tribunal Chairman in the London South...

Vica Irani

Vica Irani is a partner at the London office of international law firm Jones Day and she specialises in general corporate and securities law, with primary emphasis on the representation of issuers, underwriters and other institutions in Initial Public Offerings and other equity offerings and...

Farah Ispahani

Farah Ispahani became a partner at Magic Circle law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 1996. She specialises in public and private Mergers and Acquisitions, including private equity and infrastructure...

Rasheeda Jabbar

Rasheeda Jabbar has been a District Judge on the Midland Circuit since March...

Angela Jackman

Angela Jackman joined Maxwell Gillott as a partner in 2010. Angela has been a recognised leader in Education Law since 2003 when she was first ranked by Chambers and...

Julia Jones

Julia Jones is an Employment Tribunal Judge and sits in East London. She featured in a case where she awarded a dyslexic policeman £25,000 compensation after being branded "thick and stupid" and hounded out of the Essex Police...

Usha Karu

Usha Karu is a Judge on the South Eastern Circuit and sits at the Inner London Crown Court. She was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1984, appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1998 and a Recorder in...

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