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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.

Shaheen Sardar Ali

Shaheen Sardar Ali is a Professor at the University of Warwick and Professor II at the University of Oslo, Norway. She was formerly a Professor of Law at the University of Peshawar, in Pakistan. She has served on the National Commission of Inquiry on Women as well as the Prime Minister's...

Neelam Sarkaria

Neelam Sarkaria is a criminal justice consultant and was until March 2015 the Head of the Criminal Justice Unit within the Strategy and Policy Directorate at the Crown Prosecution Service.

Patricia Scotland QC, Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Patricia Scotland QC is a barrister at 4 Paper Buildings and has made legal history five times. She previously served in many ministerial positions within the Government, most notably as the Attorney-General for England and...

Vasanti Selvaratnam QC

Vasanti Selvaratnam QC is a founding member of Stone Chambers and was appointed joint head alongside Elizabeth Blackburn QC in 2014. She is also a Recorder and a...

Leila Seth

Leila Seth was the first woman to top the Bar examinations in London and just three months after giving birth to her youngest child. She went on to become the first woman judge in the Delhi High Court and the first woman Chief Justice in India. Leila studied Law in London because it was the only...

Emna Sfar-Gandoura

 Emna Sfar-Gandoura has been a partner at the Nottingham office of national law firm Shoosmiths since 2008 and her main area of practice is real estate with experience of a wide variety of real estate...

Devi Shah

Devi Shah is a partner at international law firm Mayer Brown. She is based at the London office and specialises in the advisory and contentious side of all aspects of restructuring and...

Semaab Shaikh

Semaab Shaikh is a barrister at Broadway House, which has Chambers in Leeds and Bradford. She practises in the areas of Family Law and Immigration Law and is recommended by the Legal 500 for her specialist knowledge and ability to represent clients in the most difficult situations. Semaab is also...

Nirmal Shant QC

Nirmal Shant QC is a Circuit Judge appointed in 2015 and sits at Derby Crown Court. She was previously a barrister at 23 Essex Street and had also practised at 1 High Pavement Chambers,...

Rajita Sharma

Rajita Sharma is a partner in IP & Media at Finers Stephens Innocent in London. She specialises in all areas of Intellectual Property Law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, design rights, databases and related Competition...

Neeraj Sharma

Neeraj Sharma is Director of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough...

Saira Kabir Sheikh QC

Saira Kabir Sheikh QC is a barrister at Francis Taylor Building. Saira’s practice spans across all aspects of Administrative and Public law, Environment and Planning. She also advises and acts in statutory nuisance matters and health and...

Maya Sikand

Maya Sikand is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers and was called to the Bar in 1997. She has a predominantly Public Law/civil liberties practice, which includes Judicial Review in a wide-ranging area, Prison Law, claims against the police and other public authorities, inquests and civil orders....

Kavita Singh

Kavita Singh is the Director of Legal Services (Europe, ME) at MRC, the largest global distributors of pipe, valve and fitting products and services. Until 2012 Kavita was Head of Legal Services at Drax Power Limited. She was one of The Lawyer magazine's Hot 100...

Sheena Singla

Sheena Singla is the General Counsel for Essar Energy and joined the FTSE 100 Company in 2010 as its first London-based General...

Amerdeep Somal

Amerdeep Somal is an Independent Assessor at the Financial Ombudsman Service and a Judge of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal. In May 2011, she was awarded the Asian Woman of Achievement Award and in July 2012 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Roehampton in...

Usha R. Sood

Usha R. Sood is Head of Trent Chambers in Nottingham and was a former Senior Lecturer in Law at Nottingham Trent University. Usha was called to the Bar in 1974 and has been a practising barrister since 1990. Her specialist areas include work on child abduction cases, dowry recovery, human rights,...

Cornelia Sorabji

Cornelia Sorabji was born in Bombay and both her mother and father were Indian. Cornelia was called to the English Bar in 1923 and in 1924 went on to become the second barrister in India after gaining the right to practise in the Calcutta High...

Thelma Stober

Thelma Stober is Head of Legal Team at the Local Government Association, a national organisation that supports and promotes local government. She was one of thoseinstrumental in securing the London 2012 Olympics in 2005 as the Director of Law, Governance and...

Yen Sum

Yen Sum is a partner in the banking practice and the restructuring and insolvency practice at the London office of Magic Circle law firm Linklaters. She was named the Best in Insolvency and Restructuring at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards in 2013 and in The...

Gnanendramohan Tagore

Gnanendramohan Tagore was the first known Indian to be called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in...

Gwynneth Tan

Gwynneth Tan has been a partner at national law firm Shoosmiths' Milton Keynes office since 2009 and heads up the Employment Unit. Her practice focus is predominantly on advising public and private sector employers on all areas of Employment Law, particularly those within the further...

Bridget Tatham

Bridget Tatham is a partner at Browne Jacobson, a law firm with offices in Nottingham, Birmingham and London. Bridget is based at the Birmingham office and specialises in high-value complex litigation relating to disease - particularly asbestos-related - and stress and bullying claims in the...

Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor made legal history as the first black Regional Employment Judge when she took up her appointment in February...

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor is a partner in the construction team at national law firm Clark Willmott and is based at its London office. She has more than 20 years' experience on a wide range of non-contentious construction and engineering...

Rachpal K. Thind

Rachpal K. Thind is a partner in Sidley Austin's London office. She advises clients in the financial services sector on UK and EU regulatory and compliance matters, particularly on cross-border issues,including authorisation and licensing requirements, anti-money laundering compliance...

Patricia Tuitt

Patricia Tuitt is a Professor and the Executive Dean at the Birkbeck College School of Law. She teaches courses on the Law of the European Union, the Law of Obligations 11 (Tort) and Refugee...

Gabrielle Turnquest

Gabrielle Turnquest is the youngest person in the history of the English and Welsh legal system to pass the Bar exams, currently known as the Bar Professional Training Course. She was called to the Bar...

Baljit Ubhey OBE

Baljit Ubhey OBE was made the Chief Crown Prosecutor (CCP) for the London Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the largest CPS area, in October 2013, working her way up from a CPS...

Elizabeth Uwaifo

 Elizabeth Uwaifo is the Managing Director and  Principal Solicitor at Radix Legal and Consulting Ltd, a legal advisory and transactional support company on a wide range of finance, risk mitigation and prudential management...

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